Creative Director

Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Department: Design

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About us

Gengo is a technology company 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. Approximately 60 employees call themselves Gengons, located in offices around the globe including Tokyo, San Mateo, London, and Manila. Although spread-out, we function as one-team through "wormholes" — our always-on video portals. Essentially, our headquarters is on the Internet!

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.


  • Oversee the creative quality of all visual design for, our products, and advertising, from concept development to completion
  • Responsible for taking concepts from wireframe to design and checking implementation
  • Ensure both the quality and consistency of our visual brand identity
  • Implement creative solutions for our business challenges


  • An online portfolio that demonstrates strong visual design skills in website (including desktop and mobile), print, UI
  • Ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale 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


Apply for this Position
* Required fields
First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Phone number*

Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or paste resume

Paste your resume here or attach resume file

Cover Letter*
LinkedInLinkedIn profile URL:
Website, blog or portfolio:*
Human Check*