Associate Designer – Boston Consulting Group


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 and create high quality compelling creative work. You will work with our consulting teams, support design projects end-to-end by executing complex and ambiguous briefs with minimal direction by translating business language and processes into creative ideas, concepts and engaging stories to achieve their vision and to leverage storytelling in compliance with BCG standards. You will support the team in the development and production of case & proposal work assets together with the Design Lead, Project Manager and Creative Strategist in large scale projects.

You’ll participate in creative briefs that capture the business challenge and have the ability to conceptualize and ideate creative solutions, support all design decisions with creative, and strategic and/or business reasoning, working on multiple creative projects at one time, you’ll help driving the execution of creative projects confirming clients are satisfied with the quality of. You support developing and producing case & proposal work assets under the supervision of the Senior Designers.


As part of Design Studio, you will collaborate with designers and colleagues across BCG to bring design expertise and stable and optimized workflow capabilities to clients as well as internal teams. DS comprises a diverse group of talented design professionals across video, content, digital design etc. all of which work collaboratively to deliver the most cutting edge design solutions.


  • Helping in the creation of compelling holistic visual creative solutions including branding and logos, brochures, infographics, iconography, (interactive) presentations, storyboards, posters, data visualization, corporate communications, web banners, prototypes and consumer mock-ups, marketing and event material etc. for cases, proposals, workshops, and campaigns, meeting high expectations and BCG standards
  • Having the ability to work on projects from creative brief to final deliverable, selecting and developing assets, and executing final production (therefore strong understanding of digital and print ready artwork preparation; bleeds, and related color and image operations)
  • Having a sharp eye for layout design and awareness of design trends, as well as assisting in selecting photography, develop icons and graphics and final print production
  • Supporting the team translating business language, processes and complex ideas into beautiful visualizations and compelling visual stories, balancing creativity, design thinking and innovation with business acumen


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design/Graphic Design/Fine Arts or related field preferred
  • 1 to 2+ years relevant working experience
  • MS Office (especially interactive PowerPoint) as well as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.). Adobe Premiere, AfterEffects Sketch/InVision Studio are a plus. Free-hand illustrations and/or digital drawings are also valuable.
  • Visual design, visual theory (i.e. composition, color theory, typography, etc.), a sharp eye for layout design and high affinity to latest design trends and new media (Augmented/Virtual Reality, Social Media etc.)
  • Effective communication skills and problem-solving skills
  • A strong portfolio
  • Business level of English; Native level of Japanese

About Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.