Creative Director

Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Department: Design

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About us

Gengo is a Tokyo- and San Mateo-based startup making translation simple and removing the language barrier for customers as they go global. Customers order human translation through our website or our API, which lets you plug into our growing network of over 20,000 translators. Gengo helps a wide range of customers — from individual businesses to global enterprises.

Your mission

In leading our creative team, you will have the opportunity to create design solutions that range from wire-framing and UI designs to print material. This is a rare chance to be part of a growing international startup that is serious about technology and is genuinely helping the world to communicate freely.

Applicants must currently be located in Tokyo, Japan.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute and oversee all visual design for gengo.com, our products, and advertising
  • Responsible for taking concepts from wireframe to design and checking implementation
  • Ensure consistency of style and function throughout the site
  • Implement creative solutions for our business challenges

Requirements:

  • An online portfolio that demonstrates strong visual design skills in website (including desktop and mobile), print, UI
  • Ability to communicate your work to developers and non-designers in other departments clearly, and to provide feedback and/or guidance to such parties
  • Strong typography skill in English and Japanese
  • Basic understanding of HTML, CSS and standard web technology
  • Creative direction skill to manage our creative team
  • Strong project management skills and team-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Design-related degree or similar
  • 5+ years experience in a similar role

Bonus skills:

  • Familiar with other languages besides Japanese and English
  • Experience in designing for multilingual sites and Wordpress
  • Knowledge and good understanding of UX principles

 

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