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Freelance Print Graphic Designer

Hogarth Tokyo
EN: business
JP: business
Hourly rate to be discussed
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

The Studio Artist (Mechanical Artist) is responsible for creating print mechanicals for Japan. They will develop accurate and high quality artwork for production assignments to incorporate in final layout. They will need to be able to work in a high paced environment with tight deadlines whilst still delivering work to the highest standards.

Experience (junior, mid-level, etc.): Junior to mid

Candidates can apply from: Japan only

Visa sponsorship support: Not available

Monthly salary: Hourly rate to be discussed if you're shortlisted


  • Responsible for building and prepping print and digital mechanical files for release to production using Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Liaise with Project Management and Print Production teams on print preparation
  • While honoring the design intent as much as possible, the mechanical artist will be responsible for the iteration and versioning of localized and original artwork files, solving for unique re-formatting needs as required
  • Act as a brand QC/Guardian – always ensure brand guidelines, QC checklists and procedures are followed
  • Manage a high-volume workload, including foreign language versions, if required 


We are looking for talents with working and technical knowledge of the following:

  • A degree or diploma in packaging, printing technology, graphics arts is preferable or at least 3-5 years of equivalent experience providing production support (print and digital) to art directors and designers within an in-house creative team or studio
  • Experienced in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Good knowledge of print, colour retouching, and digital artwork production
  • A good team player and able to work accurately under pressure and be committed to regularly updating skills through training
  • Proficiency in OS & iOS software is a plus
  • Ability to adapt to the company’s way of working after training
  • Able to adhere to a consistent graphic production and checking process, while also identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Resourceful, adaptable, creative, and results-oriented with high energy and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding creative and production environment
  • Attention to detail and a strong design sensibility are essential
  • Native level Japanese speaker. Proficiency in written and oral English is strongly preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding creative and production environment. Flexibility is key to this role as well as working beyond the 9:00-18:00 framework and occasionally on weekends
  • Must be able to work on-site at the client office in Tokyo when required
  • Understanding of the Japanese market

Candidates with experience in production/ advertising agencies with InDesign and Photoshop skills should apply. If you only have Photoshop skills, please apply anyways. 

About the Company

Hogarth Worldwide is the world’s leading creative content production company. Born to make the best work brilliantly, we combine craft, insight and technology to bring creative work to life for many of the world’s most famous brands.Founded 16 years ago, Hogarth has grown from a start-up to over 6,000 eople, across 31 key cities nd is now part of WPP. Obsessively striving for better is in our DNA, it is the reason for our existence and continues to drive us forward in all that we do, making Hogarth an exciting place to work and a great place to achieve your career ambitions.

We are a diverse mix of cultures, communities, people and professions, driven by the same sense of energy and unrivalled commitment to our clients and, just as importantly, to each other.