Eng/JP UI/UX Designer


English & Japanese Bilingual UI/UX Designer

What is a UI/UX Designer at Ziba Tokyo?
Ziba Tokyo is searching for an English/Japanese bilingual UI/UX Designer who is passionate about making valuable market impact through the crafting and prototyping of beautiful human experiences. At Ziba Tokyo you’ll be able to put your design and creative thinking skills to work in creating original and innovative design solutions to complex problems.

UI/UX Designers are the bridge between humans and the digital services we interact with on a daily basis. In a world of increasing complexity and uncertainty, UI/UX designers serve as a powerful force for simplifying how we interact with all of the information and data around us.

Why work at Ziba Tokyo
At Ziba Tokyo, we create beautiful experiences through design, regardless of discipline. Beautiful experiences are not just visual, but an intentional mix of sensory experiences and ideas. We don’t simply create concepts. We work with our clients to bring actual products and services to market from start to end.

Once here you will
Use prototyping, co-creating, and software programming and implementation skills to create elegant design solutions.
Work with our team to solve problems across a wide range of industries in new and existing markets.
Work on both the visual and functional end of digital prototypes.

About you
Strong Japanese (native) and English verbal and written skills are a highly valued. You have strong visual as well as verbal communication skills and can clearly and effectively communicate your intent in both Japanese and English. At times you may be required to brainstorm and strategize with teams in English and then debrief and unpack insights and findings with clients in Japanese.
Experience: 3-5 years of interaction design experience in a design studio or creative consultancy.
Collaboration: You are inspired by and thrive working in a team based environment. We require designers to be flexible and open minded, and positivity and constructive criticism are valued over the immediate application of constraints.
Multicultural mindset: You can work flexibly with a multicultural team, and are able to help bridge the gaps between Japanese and other mindsets.
Ability to thrive in ambiguity: The road is not always clear, and you are able to adapt as the project evolves. You learn from failure and and embrace design tools such as sacrificial concepts and quick prototyping. You understand that design is a learning process and innovation happens when you fail early and fail well.
Overview: You are able to look at problems not just from an aesthetic point of view, but from a holistic perspective of experience creation, and are able to simplify and streamline that complexity through your craft.
Culture: Play, curiosity, and fun are core parts of the design process. You embrace this and are open to new techniques and ways of working.
Hard Skill Set: Fluency in Sketch, and Adobe Creative Suite. Extensive experience with a variety of other graphic and interactive prototyping tools such as, Python, InVision, Framer, etc is highly valued. SWIFT, After Effects and Ethereum are a HUGE plus.

Some previous projects to check out
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Want to join our team?
Please submit a link to your UI/UX Design portfolio, cover letter, and resume to careers@ziba-tokyo.com.

We want to specifically hear about your reasoning and methodology in the development and design of each project you present to us. Please indicate the role you played and to what level you contributed to each project you submit.

Along with the above, please tell us an example of a recent digital service or platform which embodies what you think is excellent UI/UX design, along with one which represents the opposite to you. Please tell us why and offer examples of how you would improve on the inferior design example . Presentation format is up to you.

Ziba Tokyo 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 law.