Product Designer

Location: Tokyo, Japan      Department: Design & Marketing      Type: Full Time     Experience: Mid Level

Asken Diet is a health tech venture company headquartered in Tokyo where it manages it's apps for the Japanese and North American markets. The Asken Diet app is the #1 Health & Fitness app in Japan on both the iOS and Google Play app stores. With millions of users in Japan, we made the decision to expand to North America, releasing our app in the U.S. and Canada. Our users log meals, track exercises and shed weight to hit their diet goals. On average, new users lose 8lbs. in their first three months using Asken Diet. Our engineers worked with our team of hundreds of licensed nutritionists and dietitians to build a custom artificial intelligence that generate tailored diet advice for each user. We partnered with Sony who built an industry-leading food photo recognition technology that allows users to log and track their meals with just a photo.

As a core member of our design and marketing team, you will have the opportunity to join a growing team serving our new English-based app serving Canada and the U.S. Even though we are a small team (for now) we are working on deep and interesting challenges. Asken Diet is disrupting the health tech sector while helping to solve the growing obesity problem in North America and it will be your job to help us design and improve our app UI/UX, putting our custom-built nutrition A.I. in the hands (and phones) of our growing user base.

Your day to day main job roles as the designer:

  • Iterate designs based on user data / user feedback

  • Design with an eye on the future while using past learnings

  • Come up with and propose new and useful product features on your own

  • Take direction from stake holders and develop it into a useful and valuable feature for our users

  • Giving and receiving critical design feedback

  • Taking part in development schedule decisions for your design projects

  • Creating interactive prototypes for user interactions and flows

  • Actively involved in defining product strategy

  • Creating pixel-perfect designs that you can fight for and communicate to stake holders and development team

  • Ability to take on multiple design projects at once

  • You love solving all types of design problems

  • You’re a clean-freak with your design files and keep your layers / canvases / pages / as organized as possible

Must have:

  • Advanced knowledge of Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator

  • Experience communicating interaction design ideas to a team of people

  • Experience shipping iOS or Android applications

  • You have a highly refined aesthetic sense and a deep understanding of typography, iconography, composition, balance, symmetry, and white space

  • 2+ years of UI / UX experience

  • 2+ years of interaction design experience

  • 2+ years of visual design experience

  • 2+ years of strategic product thinking experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical work experience in design

  • Fluent English speaker

  • Business Japanese language ability

Good to have:

  • Knowledge of Scrum

  • Experience presenting your work to a team of people

Other details:

  • Salary: ¥5 million - ¥8 million yen (depending on experience)

  • Benefits:

    • Health insurance

    • National holidays

    • Year-end and New Year holidays

    • Annual paid vacation

  • Interview process:

    • Document review

    • Individual interview (2 rounds)

    • Group interview (by Executive team)

  • Location: Tokyo Opera City Tower 8F, Nishi-Shinjuku 3-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (map)

  • Trial period: 3 months

  • Hours: 10:00 - 19:00 (w/ flex system)