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Product Design Lead

nanameue Tokyo | Hybrid
EN: business
JP: fluent
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

At nanameue, Inc. our focus is to connect people through social media. nanameue, Inc started in May of 2013 with roots in Japan and Thailand. With growing teams, nanameue, Inc. has built one of Japan’s top chat applications with over 9 Million users and over 90,000 communities.

Having a global mindset, nanameue, Inc is built with people from a variety of different cultures from Japan, Thailand, Brazil, US to name a few. To maintain the global culture, our company language is English and we continue to welcome new members from all over the world.

Our goal is to build a virtual space where everyone can have their presence as themselves and welcome to accept and forgive everyone as they are.


  • Lead the design efforts for our mobile products and applications, setting the design vision and ensuring alignment with business goals and user needs
  • Oversee the end-to-end design process, from concept to delivery, ensuring high-quality, user-centric designs that meet project objectives and deadlines
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to integrate design solutions into product development cycles, advocating for user-centered design principles and best practices.
  • Facilitate and enhance communication with both external partners and internal stakeholders, while adeptly managing expectations, to ensure the successful execution of projects
  • Manage and mentor a team of designers, providing guidance, feedback, and support to foster their professional growth and development
  • Ensure consistency and quality across all design deliverables, maintaining design systems, guidelines, and documentation as necessary
  • Work closely with other stakeholders to communicate design and gather feedback/suggestions
  • Rapidly iterate on design concepts and prototypes based on user feedback, usability testing, and data analysis to continuously improve the user experience
  • Facilitate in enhancement and developing of internal design process
  • Manage several projects at once in dynamic, fast-moving settings


  • Experience as a web & mobile product designer (web/iOS/Android) for 5+ years for a Consumer Product.
  • Experience in leading a team, helping other members with growth, and help coordinate between team and stakeholders when needed
  • Experience in stakeholder management and outlining clear ideas while representing the team and best interest of the product
  • Able to verbalize the output of your design and communicate smoothly with development members
  • Knowledge or strong interest in web3 & willing to learn
  • Ability to perform appropriate prototyping and step-by-step design process based on context
  • Fluent level in Japanese and Business level English

Nice To Have

  • Experience as a UX researcher
  • Graphic design skills
  • Front-end development skills

About the Company

Nanameue's story began in May, 2013. This start-up with roots in Tokyo and Thailand was founded to build connections between people through social networks. And now Nanameue has over 30 people in Tokyo building one of Japan's top ten chat applications.

With around 5 million concurrent users, their engineers have the opportunity to take on complex but rewarding technical challenges.

Being an international company, approximately half of their members come from overseas: they have members from places like Thailand, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, and Brazil. And Nanameue use English as the official company language.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonus plus standard social security insurance
  • Hybrid Work Environment
  • Flextime: Core time 11:00 to 15:00
  • For overseas candidates: Visa Support, Relocation assistance to help you start your life in Tokyo, including first-time airfare to Tokyo, and a hotel room while we help you search for housing.
  • Holidays: Annual leave, Summer as well as Winter Holidays, Childcare and Family care leave
  • Support in buying the needed items to make your work easier: applications, a large monitor, even a good chair (unfortunately, pajamas not included)
  • Transportation allowance OR if you live near the office, we will give you 20,000 JPY monthly towards your rent
  • We will subsidize books, language courses, conference tickets, and even paid apps.