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Web Designer - WD0

Izumi, Tokyo, Japan

Part-time

About the Role

Wizcorp is looking for Web Designers to help with the growth of its Marketing service line. Depending on your background, skills, experience, and resourcefulness, you may be the right person for the job. We value human skills and character as much as we do experience and proficiency.

Is this job for me? ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿฆฐ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿฆฒ

You are organized, speak/write English fluently, and can communicate in Japanese.
You can think on your feet, and keep your cool under pressure.
You can follow a few, simple instructions and keep delivering consistent quality designs while working almost completely independently. You are used to working within the constraints of design guidelines and have an eye for design flaws that stand out from our original templates.
You work well within a team, can collaborate with your colleagues when they need assistance, and share knowledge with the rest of the crew.

You are a designer looking for a stable source of income while working on personal projects on the side. You are a stay-at-home parent and have a few hours available every day and want to keep a professional activity. You are a design school student and want to have your first experience in the gaming industry.

You are currently living in Japan and wish to work with a multicultural company.

Most importantly, you have an interest in games in general, you could even be a hardcore gamer but are still interested by gamesโ€™ promotion and marketing... sometimes you even watch game ads on YouTube and appreciate the work that went into making them!

Sounds like you? Then this job is for you!

About Wizcorp ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐ŸŽฎ

Wizcorp is a highly specialized game development studio based in Tokyo and operating 100% remotely. We are a cross-cultural team of passionate individuals working together toward one goal: bringing back magic to game development.

How?

  • We get better every day. Our technical abilities should never limit our ideas.
  • We question the status quo. We don't accept yesterday's answers to tomorrow's challenges.
  • We follow our moral compass. Our values guide our decisions.
  • We surround ourselves with people who believe in our mission. Our staff, clients, and partners are all part of the equation.
  • We learn and share. We want our successes and failures to contribute to the collective wisdom of our profession.

Wizcorp offers a friendly and honest working environment. Our work is challenging but rewarding, with countless personal and professional growth opportunities.

Typical day ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ•น๏ธ

First, you will open Jira to see how many tickets assigned to you are still ongoing and complete them. Then you will grab any remaining tickets from your โ€œto doโ€ column and get started on them. If anything is unclear, you will poke the Project Managers on Microsoft Teams to ask for clarification, and once you have completed your task you will move your ticket to โ€œin checkโ€ for PMs to review and approve. Within a full day, you will most likely produce a dozen static banners, some HTML banners, and maybe even a few videos!


Roles and Responsibilities ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ๐Ÿงชโœจ

  • Following strict design guidelines and templates, you are expected to create:
    • Static banners in various formats and languages using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
    • HTML5 banners with Adobe After Effects, Google Web Designer and Google Studio
    • Videos ads with Adobe After Effects
  • Efficient, detailed, and consistent in your work
  • Work remotely and responsibly, with minimum supervision
  • Good communication skills
    • Raise your voice as soon as you detect any issue or blocker in your work
    • Discuss with other members of the team effectively on Microsoft Teams, to ask for questions and verify deliverables
  • Confidently communicate in English with all members of the company and sister studios, and in Japanese with internal designers and artists.
  • For any new project, work in close collaboration with the Lead Designer and/or the Creative Director, to create new designs, iterate until our client is satisfied, then turn your design into a template.

Application process ๐Ÿˆธโš™๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

โ‘  Online selection

We review resumes from all applicants within 2 weeks. If your profile matches our requirements, we will send you tests and challenges. Based on the results, we will contact you again to schedule the first interview.

โ‘ก Interviews

We conduct three interviews to assess your character, passions, skills, and interest in what we do. We also take the time to share our vision and values, as we believe you are interviewing us as much as we are interviewing you.

โ‘ข Offer

We make our final decision within 2 weeks after the final interview, and send a detailed offer upon success.

Onboarding process ๐Ÿˆด๐Ÿ—ผ๐ŸŒ…

We strive to make the onboarding process as smooth and worry-free as possible.

Upon acceptance of our offer, you will receive our working agreement and our rules of employment.

Ideally, we want you to join us within a month, but we can adjust to your current work situation.

On your first day, your manager will introduce you to your team and will set a schedule for reviews over the 6 month probation period. We will give you all the support you need to complete it successfully.

At Wizcorp, we grow together.

Senior staff will support you and provide mentorship. You will also have access to digital learning material, and your manager will help you define a training curriculum based on your career aspirations.

You can learn more about our career philosophy here: https://www.wizcorp.jp/career

Requirements

๐Ÿคน Skillset ๐Ÿคน

  • Good knowledge of Adobe Suite:
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • After Effects
  • Basic web design knowledge:
    • HTML, CSS
    • Google Web Designer
    • Google Studio
  • Good written and verbal communication in multiple languages (fluent English mandatory, conversational Japanese recommended)
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to follow existing processes
  • A keen eye for details to quality check all your work and fix as needed
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and contribute to creative discussions
  • Eager to learn from reviews and constructive feedback
  • Strong personal time management
  • Ability to work remotely and independently

โญ Experience โญ

  • 1 to 2 years of experience minimum

๐Ÿ‘ Preferred ๐Ÿ‘

  • Experience with Atlassian Suite (Jira, Confluence)
  • At least one year of experience in the video game industry
  • At least one year of experience in a creative agency
  • Experience in online advertising

Benefits

๐Ÿ“ Business hours and Location ๐Ÿ“

โฒ Flexibility in time

We all have different creative clocks, and you know yours better than we do.

We will expect full-time staff members to work 8 hours per day from Monday to Friday with core hours between 11:00 and 16:00 (excluding a 1-hour break). As for part-time staff members, the work hours will be settled upon with your lead designer and/or project manager, based on your personal schedule and availabilities.

The rest will be up to you.

๐ŸŒŽ Flexibility in location

Wizcorp fully embraces telework, and most of us work from home. Office space is also available for your convenience, and you will have access to meeting rooms and hot desks.

We may require you to work onsite in specific occasions when using highly specialized equipment.

Offices are located at 1 Chome-22-19 Izumi 8~9F, Suginami City, Tokyo 168-0063 (๐Ÿ—บ map)

You must reside in Japan during your employment at Wizcorp.

๐Ÿ‘ท Employment Type ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Permanent part-time or Freelance contract. Opportunities for full-time may become available in the future.

๐Ÿ’ด Salary ๐Ÿ’ด

The following tiers are currently in application for this position:

  • WD1 (equivalent to 2-3 years of experience): 200~250K/month (full-time), 1250~1500/hour (part-time)
  • WD2 (equivalent to 4-5 years of experience): 250~300K/month (full-time), 1500~1875/hour (part-time)
  • WD3 (equivalent to 6-7 years of experience): 300~500K/month (full-time), 1875~3125/hour (part-time)

All new staff membersโ€™ initial salary will be based on experience and interview evaluation.

Includes a 6 months probation period. Salary is not affected nor changed during that period.

๐Ÿ’น Raises and bonuses ๐Ÿ’น

  • You will be reviewed once a year and your salary will be adjusted to match with gained experience and project contributions.
  • Pay raises are awarded around October or November each year, in line with our budget and financial forecasting for the subsequent year.
  • We do not offer bonuses.
  • Depending on performance and personal career choices, this position could be converted into a full-time contract with full benefits.

๐Ÿˆท๏ธ Additional benefits ๐Ÿˆท๏ธ

  • Monthly allowance for home office equipment and supplies (up to 15,000 JPY/month, depending on number of days worked per week)
  • Private language tutoring (Japanese and/or English)
  • Commute fees (however, train passes are not reimbursed)

โ™จ๏ธ Holidays and vacations โ™จ๏ธ

The following numbers are for full-time staff members; part-time staff members will receive holidays and vacations according to the number of days worked per week.

  • Weekends and national holidays
  • Summer/winter vacation: 5 days per year (paid, applicable after the probation period)
  • Annual Paid Leave: 10 days per year (first year, following the probation period)
  • Bereavement/funeral leave
  • Sick leave: 5 days per year (paid, applicable after the probation period)

๐Ÿค Welfare ๐Ÿค

Application process

  1. Online selection
    We will review resumes from all applicants, and send tests and challenges to a number of them. Based on the results, we will contact you again to schedule the first interview.
     

  2. Interviews
    A series of three interviews will be conducted that assess your character, passions, skills, and interest in the work we have to offer. We also take the time to share our vision and goals with candidates, as we believe you are interviewing us as much as we are interviewing you.
     

  3. Offer
    Following interviews, we will contact you shortly with a final decision. Those selected will receive an offer describing the specific details of what they are being offered.

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