CAREERS

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Our diverse team is composed of unique individuals.

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    • 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.”

    • CHIEF PLANNING DIRECTOR

      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.

    • MANAGER / 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.

    • MANAGER / 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.

    • MANAGER / BUSINESS 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.

    • SENIOR 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.

    • SENIOR 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.

    • 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.

    • SENIOR 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.

    • PRODUCER

      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.

    • 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.

    • SENIOR DESIGNER

      Yijen Lin

      Yijen Lin was born in Taiwan, where her family runs a diner. After graduating from a local university, she started her career as an assistant to an interior designer. She came to Japan in 2009, with an interest in wabi-sabi – the Japanese concept of beauty – and simple aesthetics that appeal to the five senses, rather than capturing people's attention with powerful visuals. After finished her master's degree from Musashino Art University, she helped launch a company that publishes and sells art and photo books, where she was in charge of the direction of the e-commerce site and book design. In the future, she hopes to create UI/UX designs that move people. Her favorite food is pork ribs with rice.

    • 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.

    • SENIOR 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.

    • MOVIE DIRECTOR

      Ayano Kamiyama

      Ayano Kamiyama graduated from the University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic and Communication Design, Department of Film and Photography. After returning to Japan, she joined SIMONE as a new graduate. She strives to work flexibly with social phenomena – utilizing the diverse cultural experiences from her time overseas as well as her communication and observation skills. Her favorite word is sokkon (the present). She wants to be a creator who values "the here and now," turning every moment into a learning experience, and creating new value for the future.

    • DESIGNER

      Yuuri Fujii

      Yuuri Fujii was born in Chiba Prefecture. Interested in fashion editorials, she attended the Kuwasawa Design School, where her focus turned to web design. She joined SIMONE after graduating. Her goal is to create designs that are gentle yet powerful, as well as maintaining good communication.

    • SPACE DESIGNER

      Naohide Inagaki

      Naohide Inagaki was born in Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from the Department of Oceanic Architecture, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University. Prior to joining SIMONE, he worked at a design studio, an architectural firm, and an interior design company. He specializes in interior design from a comprehensive approach, including retail stores and offices, urban spaces such as public facilities and other architecture, as well as products such as lighting and chairs. He aims to create brand value – thereby expanding ‘total branding’ – approaching design from the users' experience in the space itself.

    • PLANNER / PRODUCER

      Masahiro Daimon

      Originally from Tokyo, Masahiro Daimon always tries to bring humor into his ideas and lifestyle. He started his career as a production manager for global projects, handled commercial work with beverage and entertainment companies. He decided to move to Toronto in 2018 to study digital creative direction at Centennial college. During this time, he experienced an ad competition with a diverse group and his direction brought the team to become a finalist. After spent time as a freelance art director in Toronto, he moved back to Tokyo and joined SIMONE. He tries to achieve being a creative director with a wide range of knowledge that is beyond production to creative.

    • MANAGER / PLANNER / PRODUCTION MANAGER

      Yuka Takigawa

      Born in Tokyo, Japan. Yuka Takigawa engages in playful, contemporary planning services for women. After working as a blogger for a fashion magazine, she joined the marketing team of a British fashion brand. She was influenced by local methods, which were built around the idea of "tugging at the heartstrings.” After launching several successful cafes and events, she moved to France where she was impressed by the feminist culture. At SIMONE, Yuka wants to utilize her international background, challenge the limits of emotive expression in order to better convey women's emotions, and establish a social sisterhood.

    • PRODUCTION MANAGER

      Issei Warabi

      Born in Shimane Prefecture. Graduated from Tokyo Denki University with a degree in engineering. While in school, he worked as a buyer at an apparel reuse store for about 3 years. After graduating from university, he joined a manufacturer-affiliated IT company, where he worked on systems for the public sector and promoted clients' IT strategies. There, he worked as a PMO, building information systems and providing solutions. After that, he joined SIMONE because he wanted to be involved in the business from the branding strategy, which is more upstream. Currently, he assists mainly with web projects. In the future, he aims to become a producer who can work with clients by making proposals with an awareness of market trends.

    • ASSISTANT DESIGNER

      Keita Fujinuma

      Born in Hokkaido. He graduated from Kuwasawa Design School, majoring in visual design. While in school, he studied graphic design and creating music videos promotional videos, and other visual images at out of school. He was interested in SIMONE working total branding in a wide range of creative fields, and he joined after graduation. Currently, he works as an assistant, focusing on UI/UX design. Aiming to work across a variety of creative fields and to be able to flexibly respond to any project. In the future, he would like to become a designer who plays a part in "Good Design" that enriches people and society. His hobby is skateboarding.

    • ASSISTANT DESIGNER

      Taiga Tohda

      Born in Tokyo, the eldest of four brothers. Interested in commercials and music videos, he made a video in junior high school and showed it in front of all students. He majored in graphic design from high school through college, and worked as a sales associate at a fashion boutique. At SIMONE, he pursues the process of creating good design and how good design functions in society, and works hard on communication with clients. In the future, he would like to make use of the design and communication skills he developed during his studies and sincerely listen to clients.

    • PRODUCER

      Takuya Sakurada

      Born in Chiba Prefecture. After working as a hairstylist and cafe staff, he joined the web industry as a front-end engineer. He was involved in not only FE but also planning, BE development, improvement, etc. at a major company. After that, he worked in digital marketing/event planning and design/regional development, etc. at a FinTech company, and also content marketing/article writing at a SaaS company. At SIMONE, he would like to make the most of work with his experience and knowledge to re-emphasize the digital part of the business and create new client needs.

    • PRODUCTION MANAGER

      Wataru Sakaki

      Originally from downtown Tokyo, He has extensive work experience in the web promotion domain, with a particular focus on the advertising field. He joined SIMONE with the mission of creating an environment where clients (brands) can provide the "best brand experience" to their customers and thereby support the growth and evolution of their business. By combining marketing knowledge with a branding perspective, he aims to be a partner to clients that embodies "Good Design makes Good World.

    • PLANNER / PRODUCTION MANAGER

      Lina Da Silva

      Born in Osaka and grew up in Kanagawa. She studied luxury branding and marketing at ISC Paris business school in France. After that, she started her career at a PR agency as an intern and joined an advertising agency specializing in fashion, cosmetics, watches, and jewelry. She has experience as an account manager, marketer, and strategic planner. She specializes in market research and customer insight analysis. She solves brand issues by considering multiple perspectives of brand strategy and design strategy. Her hobbies are Japanese calligraphy and contemporary dance. Her favorite color is green.

    • CORPORATE

      Marie Miyazaki

      Born in Chiba Prefecture. She joined the airline industry as a new graduate because she was attracted by the meticulous service in the airline industry and the ability to provide the best service to customers in a limited time. In addition to customer service work, she was involved in the areas of recruitment, public relations, and education, and experienced the joy of getting to know the company. Later, she decided to join SIMONE in order to further increase her knowledge of human resources and to create an environment where all staff members can shine. In the future, she would like to study general affairs, labor relations, and human resources, and devote herself to being a behind-the-scenes force to be reckoned with. Her hobby is loving houseplants.

    • PLANNER / PRODUCTION MANAGER

      Marin Kanda

      Born in Tokyo. Graduated from Japan Women's University. She has worked as an editor for an independent culture magazine and a men's fashion magazine”Them magazine”, and has been involved in magazine production, including planning, photography direction, interviewing, writing, and proofreading, with a focus on print media. She aims to create a positive impact through business by engaging society and fostering a new sense of value and awareness. In the future, I would like to become a producer with a broad perspective, including creative planning and brand strategy. I admire Mieko Kawakami and Virginia Woolf.

    • PLANNER / PRODUCTION MANAGER

      Tatsuya Yamashiro

      After graduating from Bunka Fashion College, he worked as a stylist assistant and in sales at an apparel manufacturer before joining the men's fashion magazine "GRIND. After that, he became freelance, working as a creative director, art director, producer, and writer for magazines as well as for fashion brands in outdoor advertising, web, and catalog production. After publishing Japan's first hair culture book "HEADS", he joined SIMONE. With a high perspective on both creativity and business, he strives to express himself in a way that is meaningful to society.

    • PRODUCTION MANAGER

      Natsumi Matsumura

      Born in Yokohama and raised in Shonan. After working in sales and planning for an accessory store, she became interested in the production process of "things you can't take out of your hands" and switched to a web production company. While experiencing the management of corporate and e-commerce sites of large commercial facilities, she joined SIMONE because she admired its output and world view. With a creative and diverse background in fashion, beauty, and prop production for photo shoots, she aims to become a professional producer with excellent web production skills and cooperative spirit, while constantly growing in her work at SIMONE. Her hobby is petting her dog, watching anime, and creating illustrations.

    • PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

      Shiho Suzuki

      Graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Comparative Arts. Her major was modern Western art history. While in school, she studied various fields of art, music, classical performing arts, and movies. She joined a web advertising agency after graduation, where she was in charge of advertising management, media planning, and article writing. She decided to join SIMONE to take on the challenge of "creating a place where consumers can encounter brands with empathy in a world overflowing with information. She aims to design communication that moves people's hearts and makes them like a brand. She likes art appreciation and dumplings.

    • ASSISTANT DESIGNER

      ONEI SAI

      Born in Tokyo, her roots are in Korea and China. Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Creative Innovation. At the university, she worked on window art and fashion shows, from planning to implementation, while developing essential thinking skills. Outside of the university, she gained experience in SNS content production under an apparel director and art director, and after an internship, she joined SIMONE as a new graduate. Through her output, she questions the common sense of the world and aims to expand people's view of the world. Her hobbies include visiting spaces where she can share the experience with the people there, and leaving illustrations of psychological changes.

    • PRODUCTION MANAGER

      SHINTARO KURATA

      Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Chuo University. Began activities as a YouTube director during my time in school. In charge of comprehensive planning, filming, editing, and analytics for channel design to enhance engagement in a wide range of genres such as business, entertainment, and documentaries. Looking for further growth, I joined SIMONE. In the future, I aim to deepen my knowledge in all directions, including creativity, strategy, and business, and become a creative director who produces outcomes that beautifully function for society. My favorites are Robert Glasper, Aime Leon Dore, and tacos.

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