Associate Designer Job at Boston Consulting Group, Japan

  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Japan

Job Description

As an Associate Designer in the Design Studios team, you will be part of a larger team in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, creating high-quality, compelling creative work. You will work with our consultant teams, supporting mainly presentation design projects end to end by executing complex and ambiguous briefs with minimal direction, translating business language and processes into creative ideas, concepts, and engaging stories to achieve their vision and leverage storytelling in compliance with BCG standards. Under the supervision of Senior Designers, you will support the team in the development and production of assets for case and proposal work together with the Design Manager and Project management specialist on large-scale projects.

You’ll participate in creative briefs that capture the business challenge, and you’ll conceptualize and ideate creative solutions and support all design decisions with creative, strategic, and/or business reasoning. Working on multiple creative projects at a time, you’ll help drive their execution, confirming that clients are satisfied with the quality of the results.


  • You enjoy assisting in the creation of compelling and holistic creative visual solutions including mainly on (interactive) presentations, but also have interest in branding and logos, brochures, infographics, iconography, , storyboards, posters, data visualization, corporate communications, web banners, prototypes and consumer mock-ups, marketing and event materials, etc. for cases, proposals, workshops, and campaigns, meeting high expectations and BCG standards.
  • You’re able to work on projects from creative brief to final deliverable, selecting and developing assets and executing the final production, thanks to your strong understanding of digital and print-ready artwork preparation, bleeds, and related color and image operations.
  • You have a sharp eye for layout design and an awareness of design trends, and you’re able to assist in selecting photography, developing icons and graphics, and the final print production.
  • You’re able to support the team in translating business language, processes, and complex ideas into beautiful visualizations and compelling visual stories, balancing creativity, design thinking, and innovation with business acumen under the supervision of a Senior Designer.
  • You’re skilled at solving problems under a consultative approach, ensuring adequate communication with stakeholders, and you have structured self-organization, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • You’re flexible, resilient, highly committed, and have a confident manner with the proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging, and highly innovative design environment.
  • You are energized by design challenges that require discovery, thought partnership, innovative thinking, and team collaboration, and you are equally up to the challenge of creating great work as an individual contributor.


  • Bachelor's degree in design, graphic design, fine arts, or a related field is a plus
  • You have proven strong knowledge of MS office especially Powerpoint, Adobe photoshop, Illustrator. Other Adobe creative suite (e.g, inDesign, Premiere) and experience in free-hand illustrations and/or digital drawings, UI/UX is a plus. You’ve gained experience working in a collaborative design environment; work experience in global teams is a plus.
  • You have expertise in visual design, visual theory (i.e., composition, color theory, typography, etc.), a sharp eye for layout design, and a strong affinity for the latest design trends and new media (augmented/virtual reality, social media, etc.).
  • You have proven B2B experience, deep knowledge of business language, and client-facing experience, with persuasive and dynamic presentation skills.
  • You’ve built a strong portfolio.
  • You have native level of Japanese, and business level English language skills


A career in design at BCG involves bringing deep strategic, user experience, and visual expertise into product development, helping to deliver breakthrough products that engage and inspire. We have extensive knowledge of design thinking and human-centered design, and are fluent in the latest technological innovations.

Job Tags

Work experience placement, Remote job, Flexible hours,

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