Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - The Arts

The Arts

Post questions and answers about living or visiting Japan or the culture

The Arts

Postby Kisshu » Mon 02.11.2008 12:48 am

This is kinda just a curiosity question here.

I'm planning on majoring in Japanese and Graphic Design (NOT anime, thank you.) Any of you have any idea what the opportunities are for a Graphic Artist/Designer in Japan? I have a feeling that the chances are pretty low... not exactly a job that needs many foreigners on the team.

Don't worry, I've got a few backup plans, as I seriously doubt I have much of a chance in that field.
ラブラブ!!<3
My Japanese Blog: http://www.jellyfishsushi.blogspot.com
My Art: http://www.k-i-s-s-h-u.deviantart.com
User avatar
Kisshu
 
Posts: 562
Joined: Sat 10.01.2005 1:02 am

RE: The Arts

Postby OitaFish » Mon 02.11.2008 3:49 am

Here are 3 job postings that don't require you to be a native Japanese speaker. Two of them require you to be fluent, the one that doesn't may actually not be in Japan (they list Tokyo/Overseas).

There are other sites that post jobs in Japan as well. It might be worth while to search for some and then read through them and see what is available.
User avatar
OitaFish
 
Posts: 94
Joined: Wed 01.30.2008 1:34 am
Location: Oita, Japan

RE: The Arts

Postby keatonatron » Mon 02.11.2008 5:33 am

There are also many companies/departments within companies that deal almost exclusively with overseas advertising. I know, for example, that the Konami office in Tokyo has handled advertising that only appeared in the US and Europe.

It will take a lot of effort to find the perfect job, but I'm sure there are many "international" companies looking for a native English speaker who can do graphic design.

You could also think about it the other way around; many foreign companies (Softbank, HMV, Google etc.) have a large presence here and obviously have to communicate with their English-speaking head offices.
User avatar
keatonatron
 
Posts: 4838
Joined: Sat 02.04.2006 3:31 am
Location: Tokyo (Via Seattle)
Native language: English
Gender: Male

RE: The Arts

Postby Adriano » Mon 02.11.2008 7:50 am

keatonatron wrote:
There are also many companies/departments within companies that deal almost exclusively with overseas advertising. I know, for example, that the Konami office in Tokyo has handled advertising that only appeared in the US and Europe.

It will take a lot of effort to find the perfect job, but I'm sure there are many "international" companies looking for a native English speaker who can do graphic design.


Keatonatron is right. As the JICA does, there also many companies that wants the "internationalization" of their enviroment.
Me even a brazilian who speaks a poor english and middle level japanese got a job as "研修生"(trainees) in a design company in Japan.
If these mails helps you:


・アドリアーノさんの研修希望内容は、パャRンを使った
印刷物(ポスターやパンフレットなど)のデザインについて
学びたいということでいいですか?
もし、違うならどんなことを学びたいか具体的に教えてください。

・現在、新聞社でデザイナーの仕事をされていますが、
デザインするために使っているャtトがあれば、
その名前(例:Illustratorなど)を教えてください。

アドリアーノさんの研修先はこれから探します。
受け入れてくれる研修先が見つからない場合、富山県での研修が
できないこともあるということを理解しておいてください。

and FINALLY! *_______*

こんにちは。富山県の長谷川です。
アドリアーノさんの研修先が決まりました。
株式会社山田写真製版所というデザインや印刷を扱っている会社です。
 http://www.yppnet.co.jp/index.html
この会社では、これまでに6人の日系ブラジル人を
富山県海外技術研修員として受け入れたことがあるので、
社員の方も慣れているし、アドリアーノさんも安心だと思います。
User avatar
Adriano
 
Posts: 417
Joined: Thu 12.13.2007 8:04 am
Location: Osaka
Skype chat: adrianojapan2008
Native language: Portuguese

RE: The Arts

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 02.11.2008 8:36 am

Just be aware that there is a history of companies abusing the 研修 visa to get manual laborers at reduced wages, with little or no actual training taking place. YMMV.
Never underestimate my capacity for pettiness.
User avatar
Mike Cash
 
Posts: 2737
Joined: Sun 08.20.2006 3:38 am
Native language: English

RE: The Arts

Postby keatonatron » Mon 02.11.2008 11:54 am

Mike Cash wrote:
YMMV.


That's a surprise coming from someone who hates smilies and internet abbreviations.

You Might Meet Victor?
Yes Men Marry Villains?
Your Mom is Made of Vectors?
Yellow Marmalade Means Victory?

I'm really bad at figuring out these types of things. For the longest time I thought FTW was made up of the same words as WTF, just in a different order. It really confused me.
User avatar
keatonatron
 
Posts: 4838
Joined: Sat 02.04.2006 3:31 am
Location: Tokyo (Via Seattle)
Native language: English
Gender: Male

RE: The Arts

Postby richvh » Mon 02.11.2008 12:57 pm

Your Mileage May Vary.
Richard VanHouten
ゆきの物語
richvh
 
Posts: 6451
Joined: Thu 09.29.2005 10:35 pm

RE: The Arts

Postby keatonatron » Tue 02.12.2008 4:32 am

:|
User avatar
keatonatron
 
Posts: 4838
Joined: Sat 02.04.2006 3:31 am
Location: Tokyo (Via Seattle)
Native language: English
Gender: Male

Re: The Arts

Postby burstandbloom » Thu 02.28.2008 11:10 am

Kisshu I don't know if you've looked through any Japanese Graphic Desigin books or, more specifically Japanese package designs, or just product designs, stuff like that, but if you haven't you should definitely check it out they're incredible. I love the aesthetic of a lot of Japanese design.
User avatar
burstandbloom
 
Posts: 165
Joined: Tue 11.08.2005 1:11 am
Location: 枚方市
Native language: 英語
Gender: Male

Re: The Arts

Postby Kisshu » Thu 02.28.2008 9:46 pm

Thanks for the tips you guys... I'll definately look into those
ラブラブ!!<3
My Japanese Blog: http://www.jellyfishsushi.blogspot.com
My Art: http://www.k-i-s-s-h-u.deviantart.com
User avatar
Kisshu
 
Posts: 562
Joined: Sat 10.01.2005 1:02 am


Return to Culture and Info about living in Japan

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests