CAREERS

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Our diverse team is composed of unique individuals.

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    • ART DIRECTOR

      Mayuko Ishida

      Mayuko Ishida has developed creative strategies for various fashion and beauty brands, improving and solving challenges they face through art direction and creative solutions. She has been involved in communication planning that encompasses a variety of touch points, while maintaining a target-centric perspective. She goes beyond design to create total brand value, and is currently focusing on creative services for women's wellness, seeking to expanding the options available to them through the power of design.

    • ART DIRECTOR

      Osamu Jimba

      Born in Aomori prefecture, Osamu Jimba graduated from music school and worked as a commercial buyer for Tower Records in Shibuya, among other positions. During this time, he learned about art and culture through CDs. He taught himself design and transitioned to a design agency that specializes in fashion and beauty. He was promoted to art director after five years and managed his own team, after which he joined SIMONE as an art director. His strength lies in his ability to cut across multiple fields, such as web, graphic, 3D, and shooting, as well as his understanding of culture and trends. This is also reflected in his fluid ability to express himself. He aims to explore the possibilities of creativity fused with new mediums, based on the future of digital marketing.

    • LEAD EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

      Hidetoshi Okamoto

      Hidetoshi Okamoto was born in Ehime prefecture. He taught himself to develop websites as a young child and later studied media at university. He began working in web, video and music production as an undergraduate student. After graduating, he worked as a designer and then as an art director, designing for luxury industries. In 2013, he moved to Hong Kong and was involved in establishing a new creative agency, and after experiencing diverse value creation, he returned to Japan in 2017. With a motto of crafting "macro-social and micro-customer perspectives," he currently leads design projects while specializing in the creation of brand identity and UI/UX design.

    • ART DIRECTOR

      Michelle Tan

      An art director with a diverse background, Michelle Tan has 12 years of experience working in Korea and Singapore, before her move to Japan in 2018. She specializes in digital design, UX/UI and art direction. Drawing on her experiences abroad, she approaches her work with “open mind, open eyes, and open heart.” Having lived half of her life in four different countries, her experiences are a source of creative inspiration. In the future, she hopes to create work that provides “positive awareness.”

    • ART DIRECTOR

      Ryoko Doi

      Originally from Kagawa prefecture, Ryoko Doi majored in apparel design at Bunka Fashion College. She joined a design agency after graduation where she was in charge of the design and direction of graphics, packaging, publications, photography, and branding. She joined SIMONE as an art director, and provides creative solutions with a focus on fashion and beauty. She identifies and resolves issues from a female perspective, thereby contributing to brand development.

    • SENIOR MANAGER

      Fumika Ochi

      A Tokyo native, Fumika Ochi graduated from the Department of Literature at Sophia University, after which she studied at the University of Sydney where she obtained a Master's degree in Intercultural Communication. Inspired by her father's career as a stylist, she believes that "Good Design Makes Good Business & World" and looks to make this a reality. As a producer, she works mainly on fashion and beauty projects across a variety of fields.

    • SENIOR MANAGER

      Nozomu Ojika

      Nozomu Ojika majored in graphic design at a design school, and later moved to the United States to spend time in New York. After his return, he worked as a graphic designer, studio assistant, and model agent before becoming a freelance photographer. He has also worked as a production manager and casting director. Having been involved in the fashion industry for many years, he has a wide range of knowledge from on-site work to production. He is currently in charge of a wide range of digital and graphic work, and hopes to contribute to society while fulfilling his clients' needs.

    • BUSINESS PRODUCER

      Rei Wagatsuma

      Rei Wagatsuma majored in graphic design as a student. After working in planning and writing at a production and editing company, she worked as a director at a major publishing company, and produced and managed a wide range of projects at a production company before joining SIMONE. Through her ranged career, she has cultivated an eye for detail that she applies in her multidisciplinary business strategies and comprehensive business development.

    • PLANNER

      Haruka Hirano

      Haruka Hirano majored in modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism at Tohoku University. She studied practical design theory to understand the connection between people and society from the perspective of architecture and media. She joined SIMONE after working in urban development, having handled the development of commercial facilities, tourist trains, offices, restaurants among other projects. She is in charge of brand experience design, mainly integrating brand and space design. She has also been involved in strategic planning – identifying problems from the perspectives of consumer lifestyle changes and design trends, and works to expand her contributions in women’s wellness and producing new businesses in the digital ecosystem.

    • MOVIE DIRECTOR

      Kamei Shintaro

      Born in Tokyo, Shintaro Kamei graduated from the Faculty of Media Studies at the Tokyo University of Technology. After working as an assistant producer/designer, he became a video director, mainly in charge of fashion campaign videos, and has been active in creating music videos and commercials. He has experience in handling all types of work, from planning to shooting, editing and motion graphics. He specializes in photography that captures the strength of his models, and also creates pop expressions with animated illustrations.

    • EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

      Naoto Nakamura

      Naoto Nakamura was born in Kanagawa prefecture. He is a graduate of the Economics Department at Nihon University and the VANTAN Design Institute. He joined SIMONE after working at a design office based in Tokyo. Building on coding experience from his previous positions, he manages the entire web development process, from design, requirement definition, vendor selection, wireframing, site map creation to progress management. He mainly works on UI/UX design for brands, facilities, shopping malls, custom order sites, etc. and hopes to connect companies with their customers though UI/UX. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer.

    • PRODUCER

      Koki Ota

      Born in Tokyo, Koki Ota graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Sophia University, after which he joined a company specializing in the production of commercials. At SIMONE, he helps clients resolve problems as a producer in various campaigns and product development projects, by drawing from his experience in filming. Utilizing his diverse production experience, he hopes to contribute to his clients' businesses by designing strategies that are not confined to either the digital or real world.

    • SENIOR DESIGNER

      Koki Nishikawa

      Originally from Fukuoka, Koki Nishikawa has worked with a wide range of clients, including fashion brands, interior designers, food and beverage companies, local industries, and major department stores. At SIMONE. he is in charge of the overall graphic design process, including brand identity design, editorial production, packaging, photography and print direction – all the while drawing on his extensive experience. He believes in the value of images in creating a brand's world view. In the future, he would like to expand his field of work to include space design, communication and hospitality, in order to provide a holistic design experience.

    • MOVIE DIRECTOR

      Takayuki Haga

      Takayuki Haga joined SIMONE after working as a freelance videographer. Leveraging the skills he developed during his freelance years, he is currently in charge of shooting, editing, and direction. With live-action filming as his main technique, he has built up an impressive track record of producing campaign videos and commercials, mainly in the field of beauty and fashion, using delicate imagery that appeals to a female audience. He pursues his art with Socrates' words "knowledge of ignorance" as his philosophy, and aims to become a creator who can humbly seek the truth, keep learning, and provide universal experiences.

    • PROJECT MANAGER

      Rei Yabe-Duruz

      Hailing from New York, Rei Yabe-Duruz attended International Christian University in Tokyo, after which he joined a major internet company. There, he worked as a web director, in charge of developing campaign websites and online newsletters. Building on this experience, he provides proposals from an international perspective, writes copy, and develops websites at SIMONE. His goal is to pioneer new businesses and social initiatives through GOOD DESIGN, and create a GOOD WORLD with his clients.

    • PRODUCER

      Mao Ozawa

      Born in Chiba, Mao Ozawa majored in textile design at Musashino Art University. She joined SIMONE after experiencing sales, clothing design and promotional tool design at a clothing manufacturer, and editing a real estate magazine. She is involved in media design, content planning, editorial direction, and project management. She aims to broaden her view and design business strategies – connecting brands with their customers – and helping resolve issues faced by her clients and society.

    • DESIGNER

      Momoka Hasegawa

      Momoka Hasegawa was born in Okayama. She majored in design at high school and graduated from Tokyo Women's Art University. She has worked as a designer at a jewelry brand's in-house design office, and has experience in creating shop tools, photography direction, and merchandise design. After joining SIMONE, she has mainly been responsible for projects involving visual shooting and graphics. In the future, she would like to create work that appeals to a wide audience, while focusing on human interaction.

    • DESIGNER

      Chitose Kawashima

      Chitose Kawashima graduated from Tokyo Designer Gakuin College with a degree in Editorial Studies in Graphic Design. While interning at an overseas company, she realized the potential for commercial creativity and the "digital shift," and joined a web production company. She learned about UI/UX design and gained experience in website development. After joining SIMONE, she has participated in many long-term projects, such as large-scale e-commerce sites and custom order sites. She manages UI/UX design, photography, and operational/progress management. She aims to contribute to society through digital technology and creativity, broadening the connection between users and companies.

    • DESIGNER

      Sakiko Shimooku

      Born in Kanagawa, Sakiko Shimooku was inspired by her mother, who runs a jewelry store. Seeking a creative career, she studied web design on her own. Since joining SIMONE, she has been involved in a wide range of projects, ranging from website development to photography. Using her strengths in fashion and music and leveraging her sense of style, she creates work that is modern and sophisticated. Her goal is to become a designer who can deeply resonate with her target audience by increasing her understanding of the market and user insights.

    • CORPORATE

      Riri Makino

      Riri Makino graduated from the School of Commerce at Meiji University and joined a local bank. She was in charge of over-the-counter sales and personal sales of financial products, through which she learned the basics of banking and customer service. Building on this knowledge and experience, she handles accounting at SIMONE. She feels that a creative perspective is necessary to perform tasks that integrate general affairs, human resources, and accounting, which broaden her own horizons and abilities. At the same time, she understands the importance of fostering creativity and originality. In the future, she would like to focus on strengthening SIMONE's foundations, by resolving issues in the work environment as well as managing physical and mental health.

    • PRODUCTION MANAGER

      Keita Endo

      A Tokyo native, Keita Endo majored in marketing at Aoyama Gakuin University. He interned at a fashion media company while in school, and joined SIMONE after graduation. With the aim to create "good design that serves society," he manages creative work in a wide range of fields, such as photo shoots for fashion brands, managing advertisements, assisting with website management, designing BI, producing catalog and sales promotion tools, and creating digital signage. He aims to expand into the web and digital fields, and develop his role in a wider range of projects.

    • PRODUCTION MANAGER

      Shiori Kano

      Shiori Kano is from Kanagawa prefecture. She studied everything from fashion production to event planning and direction at Bunka Gakuen University's International Fashion Department. During that time she spent three years as a writer for curation media, and as an intern, she assisted in the planning and production of stage and fashion shows. After that, she joined the company as a new graduate. Since joining SIMONE, she has been involved in digital, graphic, and video (advertising) projects, mainly for fashion and beauty products, as well as copywriting, content planning, and casting. She aims to deepen her understanding of the market and current trends, and become a producer who specializes in planning.

    • PRODUCTION MANAGER

      Narumi Asakura

      Narumi Asakura worked in sales, customer service, and store management at a clothing retailer before joining an internet company where she was in charge of e-commerce operations support, inventory management, and mail magazine distribution. At SIMONE, she is mainly responsible for fashion and beauty related video projects, and managing website production. She is a cinéphile who has watched a wide range of films from Asia, Europe, and the United States, and hopes to apply her broad knowledge and understanding of the values she has gained through films to her creative work, so that they are relevant in current society.

    • ASSISTANT DESIGNER

      Naoki Mizobe

      Born in Osaka prefecture, Naoki Mizobe graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, where he majored in typography. He began his career while still at school, working in graphic and publication design, with a focus on commercial galleries, international photo exhibitions, and stage productions. He later joined an independent advertising production company, where he helped plan and produce advertising and promotional tools. He has experience in brand tool creation – especially graphic and editorial design – as well as in developing brand guidelines and printing directions that considers current trends and sustainability. His aim is to create designs that align with contemporary society and emotional values.

    • DESIGNER

      Yuka Yoshiura

      Yuka Yoshiura was born in Shiga prefecture. She graduated from Kyoto Seika University with a degree in visual design. After working at various startups, she became a designer at a website development company. At SIMONE, she plans and creates digital content, aiming to produce well-crafted products that take information design and methods of interaction into account. She also hopes to improve digital communication in the future.

    • PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

      Sakurako Tomono

      Born in Kanagawa, Sakurako Tomono graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature at Shirayuri Women's University. After working part-time at an advertising agency and a clothing e-commerce site management company, she became interested in branding and joined SIMONE after graduation. She is responsible for overseeing retail websites, managing various other projects, and assisting with photo shoots. She hopes to acquire presentation skills and knowledge of web development, in order to realize her dream of becoming a producer who values communication with her customers.

    • ASSISTANT DESIGNER

      Chen Yili

      Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Chen Yili graduated from an art high school, after which she went to the United States for two years. There, she rediscovered the "beauty of the Orient" and later majored in graphic design at Musashino Art University. Interested in the Japanese word shosa (action/movement), she aims to create imagery that touches people's hearts. At SIMONE, she works as a shooting assistant, but also creates graphics/illustrations and website designs. She strives to acquire new skills to realize ideas that connect trends and ideals in society, and provide art direction to create beautiful and meaningful design.

    • CORPORATE

      Ryo Mogi

      A graduate of the School of Commerce at Waseda University, Ryo Mogi worked in sales, customer service, and store management at a clothing retailer. Her experience in store performance management and human resource development brought her to SIMONE. She is currently in charge of legal affairs and recruitment at the company. In order to create a better work environment, she believes that it is important to maintain the perspective of GOOD DESIGN, and with this vision, she strives to stay flexible in her day to day work. Her goal is to hone her skills and become someone who can fully support SIMONE.

    • DESIGNER

      Sawako Yata

      Sawako Yata was born in Hiroshima prefecture. She graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design with a major in product design. She worked as a designer for five years at a production company that specialized in developing editorial content, graphics, and visuals for fashion catalogs and offline media. She joined SIMONE to study visual production, starting with branding. She aims to prioritize and always be aware of the needs of her target audience, and has managed photo shoots, graphic development, and web design for fashion and lifestyle projects at the company. She looks to expand further into the digital realm and deepen her understanding of communication design to lead her clients and target audience in the future.

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