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Interactive Designer



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

GumGum is a contextual-first, global digital advertising platform that uses advanced AI technology to serve captivating creative ads that drive consumer attention, without the use of personal data. At GumGum, we don’t need to know who you are to deliver relevant and engaging ads that align with your active frame of mind. We believe that a digital advertising industry based on context rather than personal data builds a more equitable and less invasive future for the internet and is better for consumers, publishers and advertisers alike. Our blueprint for the future, The Mindset Matrix™, combines the power of context and creative in digital advertising to deliver superior attention and drive consumer action without sacrificing personal data.

To be a part of this next phase of digital advertising that prioritizes data privacy, please visit www.gumgum.com/careers

Interactive Designers work within our Creative Services team and support our Advertising business by creating the full suite of GumGum ad units for our clients.

Interactive Designers show a high degree of proficiency in both design and animation. They take provided assets, concepts and briefs and turn them into compelling ad units. This role is critical to our department’s charter of securing, launching, and supporting campaigns.

What You'll Achieve

  • Develop designs for GumGum ad units to meet the client's brief
    • Use the full suite of design tools to build compelling, high-quality ad units for GumGum Clients
    • Chooses the right tools for the job and avoids overcomplicating simple design requests
  • Work with and incorporate client-provided assets
    • Incorporate IAB-sized HTML5 ads, print and social media ads, illustrations, product photography, logos, and typefaces to produce GumGum’s core ads
  • Work with the internal team to prioritize work and deadlines
    • Working with internal account managers to execute and deliver on priority customer accounts.
    • Working with the Sales team to create sales mocks for client proposals.
  • Remain relevant with external design and animation trends
    • Scans external market and stays up to date on the latest design and animation trends and relates this to GumGum Client designs
  • Any additional role-specific ad-hoc tasks as required by the company.

Skills You'll Bring

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design, web design, interactive design or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2+ years of design experience, preferably with a design studio, agency, or digital media company.
  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of the core principles of animation and experience in some form of animation, such as After Effects
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS preferred.
  • A clean commercial design aesthetic and good typography
  • Awareness of current trends in UI and UX in both the desktop and mobile spaces
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite products
  • Experience using project management tools, such as Jira and Confluence
  • Business-level written and verbal communication skills in English and Japanese
  • The ability to be creative within a design brief, follow brand guidelines, and operate under tight deadlines
  • Clear communicator
  • Enthusiastic about design and animation
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Organised self-starter with a proactive attitude
  • Attention to detail is essential

What We Offer

  • Learn about our benefits & perks package at gumgum.com/benefits. If you'd like additional information, your recruiter can share more specifics during the hiring process!


  • Shortlisted for Marketing Technology Company of the Year for the 2023 Mumbrella Awards
  • 2024 Winner of 7 BuiltIn Awards on a national, regional, and remote scale - including Remote Best Places to Work at #25 and Best Midsize Places to Work in Los Angeles, CA at #9
  • Ad Exchanger Programmatic Power Player 2022 and 2021
  • CTO Hero Award of OTT.X 2023
  • Digiday Media Awards Europe finalist 2022 and 2021
  • Finalist for the 2023 AdExchanger Awards Best Video Technology For Media Suppliers
  • Gold Award at the IAB Mixx Awards in Belgium in the “Best Use of Advertising Technology” category
  • The Drum Award Digital Advertising: Game-changing Technology for Domino's case study

GumGum is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. At GumGum, we believe in cultivating an environment where our team members can bring their authentic, whole selves to work. Encouraging identity and belonging is one of the many aspects of our culture that makes us stronger as an organization and drives innovation. We are committed to building and delivering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce that is representative of the world around us, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity - and to act swiftly if this value is ever threatened. We are constantly striving to be better, and we continue to take strategic steps to advance representation. - Phil Schraeder, CEO

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