Graphic Designer (m/f/d) in Tokyo (full-time / part-time / freelance)

We are searching for a graphic designer who is interested in working in a small start-up e-commerce company.

If you have 3 to 5 years of experience in graphic design and can start in January 2021 for a 1-year contract (high probabilty of renewal), we would love to hear from you!

You must be proficient in either German or English in order to be able to communicate with our team effortlessly. You should also have a conversational understanding of Japanese as we share our office with Japanese coworkers as well.

The applicant must have a valid work visa (extension possible) or work permit for Japan and ideally already live in Japan.

Important: At the moment it is not possible to sponsor a new work visa 

 

Tasks

  • project management
  • communication with clients
  • banner creation for newsletter, webshops, landing pages
  • layout for landing pages
  • flyers design
  • UX design
  • logo design
  • product photography editing and visual layout

Skills

Must have

Graphic:

  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Instagram- pictures / short videos / stories / reels / IGTV
  • Web banner design
  • Banner elements for newsletters
  • Layouts for web design
  • Product Photo Shooting / Correcting / Composing
  • Illustrations (Web)

Tools:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Nice to have

Graphic:

  • Drawing skills
  • Your own equipment
  • Professional video editing
  • Gifs
  • Prints (flyers, business cards, etc)

Tools:

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Premiere Pro / Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Drawing Pad Experience
  • Professional Fullframe Camera
    • Nikon

Office:

  • G-Suite: Google Docs/Sheets/Slides
  • Notion
  • Slack

Languages

  • English (conversational)
  • Japanese (conversational)
  • Nice to have: German (conversational)

Conditions

Salary

  • Entry level (general work experience & basic knowledge in this field): 3.0 million yen annually
  • Mid-level (2-5 years of experience in this working field): 3.0- 4.0 million yen annually
  • Senior level (5 plus years of experience in this working field, manager position): 4.0 – 6.0 million yen annually

Important: Please mention your salary expectations in your application!

Hours • Working days: Monday to Friday (core time: 11:00 – 16:00 JST). • Flexible working hours outside of core time • 40 hours/week full time • Homeoffice is negotiable, but max. 2 days/week • During the training (3-month trail period), full-time employees must be fully on site (the office)

Location • Machida city in Tokyo (close to the station)

Benefits
• 15 days of vacation in the first year of employment
• Company holidays for 2020 are: 25 – 26.12.2020, 31.12.2020 and 01.01.2021
• Western/German Working Environment where self-development is highly encouraged
• Flat hierarchy
• Possibility to assist in building up the company as we are a start-up
• High career opportunities
• Necessary office equipment will be provided
• We try to avoid overtime. It is on a voluntary basis, and compensated with + 25%/hourly rate.

The applicant must have a valid work visa (extension possible) or work permit for Japan and ideally already live in Japan. Working Holiday Visa and Student Visa are accepted.

Salary

• 1100-1600 yen/hour depending on skills and experience

Hours • Working days: flexible Monday to Friday • Up to around 20 hours/week

Location • Machida city in Tokyo (close to the station)

Benefits • Western/German Working Environment where self-development is highly encouraged • Opportunity to learn a lot: training in e-commerce marketing can be provided • Flat hierarchy • Possibility to assist in building up the company as we are a start-up • Necessary office equipment will be provided

If you would like to join our team, please send a CV and cover letter with your salary expectation to: recruiting@hosono.de

Additionally, please fill out the following form and rank your own skills:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCAMES5NU_2P7J-gnSG2gPqqZAWdonjNHIQztqjpoHp6Z66A/viewform

About Us

DOITSUYA COMPANY LIMITED has started as a small retail and online store for German yarn and wool. In 2020, we opened a new subsection of our company called HosonoDE, specialising in online marketing and advertising. Our clients are mainly small businesses from Germany and Europe who want to extend their online activities towards various marketplaces and need help with advertising. Some of our main fields of consultation & execution are: Shopify, Shopware, Wordpress & WooCommerce, plentymarkets, Amazon Seller Central & Advertising, Social Media Marketing. We are always searching for motivated, innovative and inspirational team members who enjoy working in an international team where self-development is highly encouraged!