• Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed

Our Marketing team, Waste Creative Japan is now looking for Art Director!


What we’re looking for:

A talented art director to join our growing Japanese team. You’ll need to be great at art-directing everything from a static UA banner to a 5-minute video. Waste specialises in entertainment and gaming brands. So, it’s vital that you are an active gamer with a love of mobile games and you love immersing yourself in the culture of games and gamers. A track record of concept and delivering bigger ideas would be a great addition – ATL work, larger activations, content campaigns, etc.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead multiple projects and work streams co-currently from concept to delivery.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the design team.
  • Review, direct and provide positive, constructive feedback for the designers.
  • Quality control, feedback and sign-off responsibilities.
  • Conduct 1 to 1’s with direct reports and yearly performance reviews.
  • As a senior, they’ll also help guide, develop and mentor the team, providing continuous feedback and constructive critiques of their work.



About Waste Creative:

Waste is a fan-first creative agency founded in 2006. We connect entertainment brands with their fans, to drive creativity, culture and commercial success.

We recently became part of the Keywords family, the largest technical and creative services provider to the gaming industry. We employ 87 wasters globally, covering strategy, creative, social, experiential, OOH, and TV. Our HQ is in London, and we’ve recently opened up a new office in Tokyo, Japan.




The Waste Way:

At Waste, we live by four key cultural pillars and expect ALL Waster’s to live up to these principles. This is what Waste was founded on:

  • Be Brave – We look for fresh ways to solve problems and encourage diversity of thought.
  • Take ownership – We value actions over words and empower Wasters to make things happen.
  • Make it Better -We’re always looking for ways to improve our work, agency and ourselves.
  • Be Kind – We’re a team. Win together, lose together, learn together.



  • 4+ years of experience as an art director at an agency or in-house
  • Fluent in both English and Japanese
  • A solid portfolio with examples of great art direction, with a strong focus on display advertising and social content.
  • The ability to work with type, motion or live action.
  • Excellent knowledge of all social channels.
  • Strong understanding of how to structure a winning pitch deck.
  • The ability to sell ideas, both in person and in a deck.


  • Remote work within Greater Tokyo Area
  • Flexible hours
  • No Overtime
  • More Vacations
  • Sick leave
  • + more

Business hours and Location:

  • Flexibility in time – We all have different creative clocks, and you know yours better than we do. We expect you to work 8 hours daily from Monday to Friday with core hours between 11:00 and 16:00 (excluding a 1-hour break). The rest will be up to you.
  • Flexibility in location – Waste 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.
  • Offices are located at 1 Chome-22-19 Izumi 8~9F, Suginami City, Tokyo 168-0063 (map)
  • You must reside in Japan during your employment at Waste. We offer legal support for visa applications. Depending on your situation, we may allow you to work outside of Japan during your probation period.