We are seeking a Visual Communications Designer to join our Tokyo studio. We are looking for an individual with strong skills and passion for visual design across different media: our communications designers routinely work on projects that spread across print, packaging and brand identity to projects for screens, devices, and spaces.
The Visual Communication design team create the largest impact on clients where they can translate complex ideas and concepts, into compelling human-centered designs and stories. Bringing ideas to life that inspire, engage and motivate our design teams, our clients and the end users.
IDEO Tokyo’s mission is to help enable change in Japan through design and creativity. As part of a small studio that is still growing, this person must demonstrate a collaborative working style, great communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a non-rules based environment of creativity and innovation.
Designing a Brand to Scale Big - A small, handmade line of granola lands on tables across the country.
Empowering Women to Prevent HIV - How experience design can reduce stigma and boost prevention.
Designing the Future of the Sky - A work between JAXA and IDEO Tokyo (in Japanese only).
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. We work hard, but we also craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in both the design process and your career.
Please include your answer to the question below in your cover letter (in less than 300 words plus images).
If you could redesign any brand or digital product/experience/service in the world, what would it be? Why does it need to be redesigned and how would you make it better?
To apply, please submit your CV, cover letter + pop quiz answer, and your portfolio. Your portfolio should include at least 4 examples of work-related projects. In particular, please highlight your contribution in the process of developing the design or project.
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.