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Art Director, Visual Innovation

Amazon Tokyo
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Employment Type

Job Description

This is a FTC (Full Time Contract/契約社員) position. Amazon is looking for a highly skilled Art Director (AD) for its fast-paced imaging studio (video and photo). Successful candidates will be self-starters, strong communicators, very detail-oriented, and highly creative. The AD will be involved in producing a range of different categories for e-commerce photography, video and 3D capture and will be contributing to continual process improvements and efficiencies. AD will be a key stakeholder of environmental photo and video imaging, and will be engaged in the enhancement of the customer experience (CX). The AD will be required to identify new opportunities and drive projects independently in collaboration with cross-functional teams. The successful candidate will have a solid visual culture background and understanding of design trends. In addition, the AD will be able to manage multiple tasks, and interact with key stakeholders.

About the team

Visual Innovation Services build the world’s best online shopping experience through photography, video, graphic design, and usability design enabling millions of customers to make more informed purchasing decisions. We are a network of studio teams located throughout the world, focusing on fashion and product photography, videography, retouching, graphic design and CGI production, as well as automated image acquisition. We are continually innovating and setting new industry standards for showcasing 10s of millions of products across multiple global marketplaces. We are obsessed with innovating on behalf of our customers, and continually push beyond the boundaries of traditional e-commerce photography and videography.


  • Collaborate with internal creative teams as well as business teams to deliver high-quality, scale-able, on-brand imaging solutions to build a superior customer experience
  • Deliver results quickly with little supervision in a dynamic and often ambiguous environment.
  • Enhance the team knowledge of best practices and trends in Amazon Visual Innovation Services (VIS)
  • Plan, conceptualize and execute elevated e-commerce, still-life and video content; direct post-production to achieve desired results
  • Communicating effectively, including verbal and written skills, and influencing across levels
  • Assist on set as needed, with prepping, prioritizing imaging order, and styling products
  • Troubleshoot and prioritize direction for creatives on set
  • Use the vision of the brand, buyer requests, and other resources as guides to make specific Styling choice
  • Mentor stylists & assistant stylists in the studio
  • Organize and maintain the workspace, styling props inventory and request supplies
  • Support safety initiatives regarding studio workflow and processes
  • Drive creative briefings and support editorial shoots


Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of design experience
  • Have an available online portfolio
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suit applications, with high proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat using macOS
  • Demonstrable experience as a director in a production environment
  • A portfolio that demonstrates the ability to turn raw ideas into beautiful and compelling video content
  • Extensive experience in a deadline-driven video production environment, preferably in a creative agency or production company
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to lead, supervise and execute video projects from concept through delivery.
  • Understanding of the video production process, equipment, technology and roles
  • Work closely and collaboratively with a variety of team members including producers, videographers, stylists, editors, and DOPs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with e-commerce, search, social, and other major application types and their UX patterns

About the Company

What unites Amazon employees across teams and geographies is that we are all striving to delight our customers and make their lives easier.

The scope and scale of our mission drives us to seek diverse perspectives, be resourceful, and navigate through ambiguity. Inventing and delivering things that were never thought possible isn't easy, but we embrace this challenge every day.

By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.