I’m so happy to have found this platform! My name is Oliver, I studied graphic design in Mainz, Germany. Today I arrived in Tokyo with my girlfriend who is writing her master thesis during our stay in Tokyo.
While she is writing on her thesis, I would love to gain work experience in a design studio in Tokyo (close to Shibuya would be favourable). Unfortunately, I do not speak Japanese. I wouldn’t be able to typeset any Japanese text or attend team meetings held in Japanese. Therefor, I’m hoping that there may some design studios providing a multinational design environment I could fit in. A couple of weeks ago I started sending out emails to design agencies but besides of heaps of clicks on my website (unique tracking links), I haven’t received any responses. After reading a book about the culture in Japan, I did spot a mistake I made. I was very straight-forward and self-confident in my writing which may have irritated some agencies.
Last year I did work in Australia. With my working-holiday-visa, I spent 9 months in Melbourne working at a packaging design agency.
This was my first experience with packaging design. I’m most experienced in branding/corporate design. If you are curious about my work, please visit my website:
(Resume on request)
It will be much harder to find a job in Tokyo, but I want to achieve this.
I'm looking for a place, that is interested in having a hard-working, curious, ambitious, self-critical and passionate graphic designer. Full-time or part-time.
I got granted a working-holiday-visa. I’m permitted to work here.
I’m thankful for any tips, recommendations and help!
Thank you very much in advance,