UI/UX Designer

The role:
Ziba Tokyo is in search of an UI/UX Designer who is passionate about designing elegant and delightful user experiences, making beautiful things and bringing experiences to life through the prototyping of digital & physical experiences. As an interaction designer at Ziba Tokyo, you’re able to influence cutting-edge technologies, products, and services. You will use design as a means of solving complex problems and creating innovative design solutions.

Why is this role important for Ziba Tokyo’s work?
UI/UX Designers create impact by building immersive, compelling experiences with digital at their core. As an Interaction Designer at Ziba Tokyo, you will design, prototype, and execute delightful human experiences which act as the interface between an organization’s customers and their products, services, and brand.

Why Ziba Tokyo?
Ziba Tokyo’s mission is bring Japanese innovation back to the world. As part of a small studio that is still growing, this person must be able to work collaboratively, display great communication skills, and have the ability to thrive in a non-rules based environment fostered by creativity.

At Ziba Tokyo you will:
Work on projects that identify and solve problems across a variety of industries with organizations large and small, in both established and new markets.
Design apps, games, websites, and a wide variety of other digital/physical interactive experiences with the end user in mind.
Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of designers from several different backgrounds to develop holistic solutions.
Create both looks like and works like prototypes that communicate designs to potential users and client stakeholders.

Relevant experience and mindset:
Strong Japanese (native) and English verbal and written skills are a highly valued.
3–5 years of interaction design experience in a design studio or creative consultancy.
Multicultural mindset: you can work flexibly with a multicultural team, able to help bridge the gaps between Japanese and other mindsets.
Bachelor’s and/or graduate degree in UI/UX Design, Graphic Design, or other relevant degree.
Strong portfolio and elevated sense of design: you know the difference between “good” and “great” and are able to work through team dynamics, clients and timelines to deliver excellent design.
Must be fluent in HTML / CSS / Javascript and have extensive experience with a variety of other graphic and interactive prototyping tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Python, Sketch, InVision, Framer, etc. After Effects a HUGE plus.
Prototyping: You are ready to learn from failure, embrace an iterative process, and you understand that success comes sooner with trial and error. You have hands-on experience in creating low and high fidelity prototypes, at speed.
Systems thinking: You love complex questions and use your work to communicate that complexity in simple ways.
Team skills: You work best in a participatory, team-based environment. You support and inspire teams through collaboration as well as direction, vision, and planning of deliverables.
Communication: You have strong verbal and visual presentation skills in both Japanese and English, as well as an articulate point of view about design. You understand the value of design within a business context.
Openness: Designers need to be flexible and open-minded. You are optimistic, generative, and open to new ideas and ways of working.

Some previous projects to check out:
Docomo Concentration Mode

Application requirements and instructions:
Please submit you cover letter, resume, and a link to your portfolio or work samples of UI/UX Design to careers@ziba-tokyo.com. Specifically, we want to hear about your process involved in developing the design of each project. Please indicate your role and contribution level for each project submitted.

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 federal, state or local law.