locationsTokyo, Japantime typeFull timeposted onPosted 30 Days Agojob requisition idR-11562At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. At our core we embody an entrepreneurial spirit, always looking ahead for new ways to innovate and add to our clients' success. We share the belief that design has the power to transform organizations and change lives; whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building.Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability, and we believe that a diversity of voices and cultures is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.As the world’s largest design firm, Gensler has a unique obligation and opportunity to focus on sustainability in the built environment. We deepened our commitment to combat the impact on climate change in the built environment when we launched Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3) in 2019. This is our pledge to meet an ambitious goal: the elimination of all greenhouse gases from our work by 2030. Your Role As a Gensler Brand Designer, you will provide leadership for designers by managing projects effectively and ensuring the achievement of creative excellence by supporting and driving Gensler’s creative vision and beliefs – ‘Designing experiences’.Under the direction of a Design Director, you will help develop and understand design strategy to deliver the best possible creative solution with consideration of budget for the client and Gensler. The majority of projects cover wayfinding, environmental graphic design and brand activation.What You Will DoGensler FundamentalsCoordinates projects with outside resources to facilitate production of deliverables.Ensures all correspondence, materials, presentations, proposals, etc., seen by prospective and existing clients are error-free, of highest quality and always relevant to the client’s issues.Partners effectively with all departments to ensure delivery of on-time, high-quality deliverables that address all relevant prospective clients’ requirements.Communicates findings and recommendations in a clear and compelling manner in written, oral and presentation forms.Provides back-up and archiving for future reference.Sharing and importing best practices and resources with peers within broader Gensler network.Interacts in a positive, professional and motivating manner. Creative ExcellenceProvide leadership for designers by managing project assignments.Conducts conceptual exploration, including drawing, sketching, research and thumbnails.Establishes directions and design solutions; ensures implementation of directions from concept through production.Able to put forward a point of view not just on their own work but the work of others.Proficiency in all creative software.May lead project for a client engagements of appropriate size and scope or on the specialized needs of a client project across areas of expertise.Proven ability to be handle multiple projects/tasks at one time.Integrating the planning and concept with brand design, wayfinding, environmental graphics programs and consumer experienceYour Qualifications5+ years of experience and with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design with experience in environmental graphic design projects such as signage and wayfindings, or brand design projects.Fluent in English or Japanese, bilingual is a plusFluency in Adobe Creative Suite softwaresExcellent communication and presentation skillsKnowledge of reading architectural plans, sections, elevations is a plusExperience with Sketchup, Premiere, Keynote is a plusTo be considered, please submit portfolio and/or work samples in PDF format.Life at GenslerGensler Asia-Pacific and Middle East is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through our Five Strategies. In partnership with our clients, we strive to create a just and equitable future for our communities and our colleagues. We celebrate our diversity and are focused on creating an inclusive workplace environment for all.As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From internal design competitions to research grants to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and wellness programs. We also offer profit sharing and twice annual bonus opportunities.As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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