Jobs / Creative Director
EN: conversational
JP: business
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

We are seeking a Creative Director who will bring a deep understanding of brand strategy, storytelling, design, and digital innovation to help shape and steward the Coral brand. As a key member of the Startup Success Team, you will be responsible for the overall visual design, direction, and aesthetic tone of the Coral brand, helping to elevate our positioning in the market, and inspiring the most exceptional founders.


  • Lead, direct, and manage all creative efforts of the Coral brand, ensuring consistency across all platforms and touchpoints
  • Develop and uphold brand guidelines that maintain the integrity of our brand identity
  • Oversee and create design strategies for all our digital and physical properties including but not limited to: website, social media platforms, email marketing, physical goods, and event decor
  • Collaborate closely with all team members to ensure alignment of messaging with our brand's vision and tone
  • Work on the ideation, execution, and content production related to our events across various formats including video, audio, and text
  • Use visual storytelling to craft compelling narratives about Coral and our portfolio companies
  • Develop innovative and creative ways to showcase our founders, evoking feelings of aspiration and achievement
  • Maintain a keen eye for aesthetics and details, ensuring all content including photos, videos, and audio meet the highest quality standards
  • Regularly review and adapt brand strategy to ensure we remain ahead of the curve, appealing to our desired audience
  • Utilize the latest software and technologies (such as AI) to produce great branding and marketing materials
  • On an adhoc basis, work with our startups to help them develop their brand identities and strategies


  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a creative leadership role, preferably within the media, branding, marketing, or advertising industry
  • Proven ability to manage creative projects, providing clear direction and inspiration
  • A robust portfolio showcasing exceptional creative work across a variety of mediums
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Japanese, with some comfort speaking in English
  • A strategic thinker with an innovative and creative mind
  • A deep respect for the entrepreneurs building our futures
  • Exceptional project management and organization skills

About the Company

Coral Capital is a venture capital firm focused on helping build Japan’s next legendary companies. In search of the new generation of Sonys and Toyotas, we invest across all stages and all industries, from SaaS all the way to fusion. With about $300m under management, we have invested in over 100 companies including SmartHR, KAKEHASHI, Kyoto Fusioneering, Kaminashi, Hacomono, Graffer, and GITAI. 

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to shape and manage the brand of a leading venture capital firm
  • A dynamic and entrepreneurial environment where your creativity will be celebrated
  • The chance to work closely with some of the most inspiring startup founders in Japan
  • Competitive Compensation

We understand the value of brand and are willing to invest proactively in it. If you share this mindset and believe you can bring your unique vision to our team, we'd love to hear from you.