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What’s it like working at The Orangeblowfish?

Lammy, our creative lead started as an intern with our Agency.

In this interview, Lammy shares why she loves working at The Orangeblowfish.

Our  Culture

Curious

We live everyday with our eyes wide open. When we are always ready to ask “why?” or “what if?” we’ll open up new opportunities for our clients and ourselves.

Courage

We have the courage of our convictions because we know our work is based on knowledge, experience and expertise, so we’re prepared to act boldly when appropriate.

Different

We thrive on the novel and unconventional and a big plus is we won’t mince our words. We know that the best way to make a difference is by going beyond the usual.

Dynamic

We’re here to make a difference, not here to push paper around or make up the numbers. We respect each others talents, but we’re here to put those talents to work – for ourselves, each other, and our clients.

Brand Strategist

Title: Brand Strategist
Location: Shanghai
Position: Full time
Reporting to: Managing Partner

 

As Brand Strategist, you will work alongside our creative team to help build and enhance our clients’ brand presence to make them stand out.

 

Some things you’ll be taking care of:

 

Client Work

  • Acts as a catalyst to the creative team, seek out new ways to add value to the brand by identifying future opportunities
  • Takes on overall responsibility for understanding market analysis and trends, consumer issues and insights, writing briefs and conducting briefings on multiple brands
  • Leads the team in developing innovative ideas, approaches and final work / service product
  • Conducts market research to determine relevant research topics to help inform and articulate categorical, cultural, and usage and attitude findings of target audience.
  • Leverages research to create big ideas and put them into action and practice for clients
  • Forges strong relationships with high-level clients, key industry bodies, peers and so forth

 

Supervisory role

  • Keeps Agency leadership informed of the progress of planning process and share insights, produce reports as required
  • Ensures the timely development and execution of plans, campaigns, and projects to assure earnings, growth, and profit goals are achieved.
  • Acts as the liaison with clients and key stakeholders at a senior level on a day-to-day basis, promoting the expansion of business when appropriate
  • Executes duties and assignments as directed in compliance with corporate guidelines and objectives.
  • Uses the required skills to market ideas to clients, and the Agency, creatively and strategically
  • Maintain awareness and control situations which may lead to the risk of write-offs.
  • Maintain open and complete communications as required

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Provides coaching, mentoring, motivation and guidance to junior members of the team, to convey the vision and values of the Agency, how best to manage campaigns, general business requests and so forth
  • Encourages a high level of performance by the agency personnel
  • Supports the leadership of the Agency in developing and implementing processes and ways of working that will further enhance the quality, skills and knowledge and/or efficient output of the Agency
  • Ensures that team members work in conformance with Agency policies and procedures and public law.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Agency leadership team

 

Skills required

  • 5+ years relevant industry experience ideally from a larger international Agency
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree from a reputable university
  • A background in advertising, design, branding or marketing
  • Is Chinese Native with strong English and Mandarin language skills (written and spoken)
  • Good with time management and working on multiple projects with the utmost level of professionalism

 

Desired skills

  • A problem-solving mentality with the flexibility required to thrive in a boutique Agency that is fast-growing
  • The ability to plan and strategize at a senior level
  • A persuasive and confident approach to creative projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Effective team management capabilities
  • A keen attention to detail and budgetary restraints
  • Full awareness of creative processes and techniques – including digital platforms
  • Proven experience presenting and managing senior clients

 

What do we offer?

  • Fun and creative working environment
  • The opportunity to learn new things, and work on projects that inspire you
  • A fabulous team who loves what they do and a great sense of humor.

 

Interested? Apply below using our contact form by sending your resuming and examples of how you’ve been able to solve problems throughout your career.

The Orangeblowfish will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in China. This position does not qualify for relocation assistance.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Communications / Marketing Intern

Title: Marketing or Communications Intern
Location: Shanghai
Position: Min 4 days per week
Reporting to: Marketing Specialist

 

We are looking for passionate, research-savvy, and digital natives to join us as a interns!

 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll be doing at our studio:

  • Assisting our client servicing team members on a range of tasks including by not limited to research, competitive analysis, pitching stories to the media and learning what it takes to manage an integrated communications project
  • Facilitating and helping to manage third-party digital and/or media partners, and identifying relevant resources based on client briefs
  • Helping with research on the latest news and trends in China, pertaining to specific categories and needs. Key sectors include F&B, luxury, retail, hotel and travel.

And most importantly: Having fun and sharing your passion and creative ideas with the team and seeing your work come to life!

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Media & Communications, or any related industry field
  • Previous experience in copywriting, and/or translating key marketing documents (from English to Chinese, and vice versa)
  • Some experience and familiarity of either pitching to the media and working with media partners, or in digital and social media
  • Working hours are negotiable, but a minimum of 4 days is preferred
  • Must be fluent in Chinese (Chinese Native is preferred)
  • Be able to converse including reading and writing professionally in English

 

Interested?

Apply below using our contact form. When sending your resume, please describe a few of the hardest problems you solved & exactly how you solved them.

Design Intern

Title: Design Intern
Location: Shanghai
Position: Min 4 days per week
Reporting to: Graphic Designer

We’re looking for several passionate, energetic and ambitious individuals to join us as design interns.

 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll be doing at our studio:

  • Assisting our creative team in all aspects of graphic design and learning what it takes to manage a creative or design project
  • Facilitating and helping manage the partners and suppliers we work with
  • Gaining a better understanding of the design to application process

Most importantly … having fun, and sharing your passion and creative ideas for great design with a very talent team who love what they do!

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, or a related design-based major
  • Strong understanding and fluency in using design programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign
  • Some experience and familiarity with using other design programs is also valued, although not necessary
  • Fluent in Chinese
  • Be able to converse including reading and writing in English on a professional level

 

Interested?

Apply below using our contact form and remember to send us your most recent portfolio and best work (via a PDF or URL). When sending your resume, please describe a few of the hardest problems you solved & exactly how you solved them.

Graphic Designer

Title: Graphic Designer
Location: Shanghai
Position: Full Time
Reporting to: Design Director or Creative Lead

 

Responsibilities:

  • Take briefs as part of a wider creative team and help generate ideas to present back to the Design Director or Creative Lead
  • Have a good knowledge and the ability to execute a range of different design styles and layouts
  • Assist graphic designers on various print, online and on-site projects
  • Coordinate and prepare final artwork with printers and suppliers as required
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, plus proofing skills
  • Ability to prioritize projects, as well as work under pressure to meet deadlines, and across multiple projects
  • Image research
  • Maintaining project and image files
  • Have a desire to learn new graphic design and illustration applications
  • Think proactively on behalf of the agency, considering new design/digital initiatives, trends and tools on forthcoming projects
  • Be a passionate, resourceful and helpful team player
  • Help with supporting ongoing pitch work

 

The Successful Candidate:

  • Must be fluent in Chinese (Chinese National is preferred)
  • At least 3 years working experience in a graphic design role, preferably in a global agency (nice to have, but not essential)
  • Strong background in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Strong layout skills (colour, typography and composition)
  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative
  • Have a good understanding of print media, digital media, branding and interactive design
  • A willingness to stay current: keeping skills and knowledge update to industry trends

 

Interested? Apply below using our contact form.

When sending your resume, please describe a few of the hardest problems you solved & exactly how you solved them.

 

Only those shortlisted will be notified. This position does not qualify for relocation assistance.

3D Artist

Title: 3D Artist
Location: Shanghai
Position: Full Time
Reporting to: Design Operations Director 

 

Our design department is in search of a 3D Artist to join us on an immediate basis. You will be responsible for creating 3D artworks using various modeling and texturing techniques. You will be coordinating with the Executive Creative Director and Design Operations Director in understanding the design requirements and offering suggestions accordingly.

 

The ideal candidate needs to have demonstrated the ability to develop creative ideas and illustrate them will be required to gather customer feedback and make improvements in your designs. As part of the larger design team, you will be coordinating with the other team members in giving the finishing touches to client design projects. As a 3D Artist, it is expected that you have complete knowledge of various 3D modeling software.

 

In addition to this, the successful candidate will be required to have a strong professional background; is highly creative; and can work collaboratively. Your ability to manage deadlines and offer excellent customer service will be an added advantage.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Conceptualizing and developing design ideas;
  • Creating visual elements, effects, and animations using 3D modeling, texturing, and other techniques;
  • Developing 3D graphics in line with industry standards;
  • Analyzing 3D arts and graphics and suggesting improvements;
  • Optimizing 3D arts and models to develop real-life objects;
  • Examining and troubleshooting any design issues;
  • Communicating with clients to understand their design requirements including gathering feedback;
  • Discussing project timelines and progress with clients and team members;
  • Gathering design feedback from clients;
  • Conducting in-depth research for upcoming projects;
  • Staying updated about the latest design trends;
  • Having a desire to learn new graphic design and illustration applications;
  • Thinking proactively on behalf of the agency, considering new design/digital initiatives, trends and tools on forthcoming projects;
  • Be a passionate, resourceful and helpful team player;
  • Help with ongoing pitch work;
  • Conceptualizing and developing design ideas.

 

The Successful Candidate:

 

  • Must be fluent in Chinese (Chinese National is preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Designing, Computer Graphics, Fine Arts, or equivalent
  • 2-3+ years of work experience as a Graphic Designer, Visual Effects Artist, or a similar position in the Design industry
  • Complete knowledge of various 3D design techniques like Digital Sculpting, Procedural Modeling, Edge modeling, and Box/Subdivision Modeling
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling software such as Blender, Sketchup, 3D Max, Rhino and ZBrush
  • Strong background in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Strong layout skills (colour, typography and composition)
  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative
  • Have a good understanding of print media, digital media, branding and interactive design
  • A willingness to stay current: keeping skills and knowledge updated to industry trends

 

Interested? Apply below using our contact form.

The Orangeblowfish will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in China. This position does not qualify for relocation assistance.

Project Coordinator

Title: Marketing / Project Coordinator
Location: Shanghai
Position: Full-time
Reporting to: Project Manager

 

Our Client Servicing Team is looking for a project coordinator to join our growing team to help manage our internal and client projects including but not limited to scoping project timelines, managing budgets, soliciting quotations, preparing estimates for approvals, managing partners and suppliers and so forth.

The project coordinator will work very closely with the client services and creative teams to ensure the on-time delivery of projects and campaigns. This is a job that will challenge a highly motivated and organized individual who loves to work with a fun team and do something different every day.

 

As part of the Client Servicing team, you will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with the creative team and Project Manager to determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion
  • Creating and managing projects with detailed work plans and timelines that list out activities and tasks that need to be completed
  • Suggesting, identifying and finding appropriate resources that is required to complete the project on-time and on-schedule
  • Properly managing and filing client or internal project files that are required to be shared among the team members and other key stakeholders
  • Executing the project according to the project plan and specifications
  • Monitoring the progress of the project and making any changes as required to meet project needs, and ensure successful completion
  • Reviewing the quality of the work completed with the project team
  • Collaborate with Finance and project team members to track budget allocation

 

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Minimum 2 years working experience, preferably in a multinational firm / international environment, preferably in a creative or branding agency
  • A passion for creativity, arts and social media
  • A willingness to learn and work hard to get it right
  • The ability to juggle a million things at once, work under pressure, and still deliver great work
  • Solid writing and speaking skills in Chinese (Chinese Native preferred)
  • Ability to speak and write English at a native and professional level
  • Experience with WeChat and other social media platforms
  • Photography or video editing skills are also a plus!

 

Interested?

Apply below using our contact form and send along with portfolio with your application. When sending your resume, please describe a few of the hardest problems you solved & exactly how you solved them.

Project Manager

Title: Project Manager / Senior Project Manager
Location: Shanghai
Position: Full time
Reporting to: Client Services Director

 

The successful candidate will play a key role in project management and client servicing as well as ensuring that our creative and design teams deliver and exceed project delivery and client expectations.

 

As Project Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Independently managing accounts on a daily basis
  • Building, managing and meeting project deadlines
  • Assisting in managing day-to-day communication with clients and internal teams in relation to the pitch, brief, strategy to production
  • Researching and collating information at an early stage for strategy and creative development
  • Being the last pair of eyes before any work is released to client
  • Identifying and liaising with all third-party production partners for all projects.
  • Sourcing products from global and local suppliers as required for production needs.
  • Liaising with suppliers, third party vendors and negotiating contracts and pricing as required.
  • Providing on-going support to the Client Services Director and the creative team during production phases
  • Attending on-site meetings as directed by the Agency management
  • Assisting in other various administrative tasks as directed by the Client Services Director & other senior team members.

 

Client Management

  • Managing client expectations to foster effectiveness and productivity
  • Leading client meetings to brief all involved parties of status updates, priorities, challenges and client feedback
  • Preparing client reports
  • Building and fostering client relationships and exploring new business opportunities with existing clients.

 

Providing Support to Internal Teams

  • Supporting Agency leadership on project management and optimizing the project operation/coordination process
  • Supporting the creative team to deliver uniquely creative branding and effective solutions for clients.
  • Monitoring the team’s productivity, client’s work requests
  • Applying creative and strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Acting as mentor to other junior team members so that the quality of work delivered is always consistent, and continuously improving.

 

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting Agency leadership in strategically planning resources, business revenue growth and so forth.
  • Participating in business development activities including but not limited to research, supporting pitch preparation and attending business development meetings
  • Building a strong network of partners and vendors to collaborate on projects
  • Leading internal project and briefing all involved parties of status updates, priorities, challenges

 

The Successful Candidate 

  • Possesses a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Must have 5-7 years of experience working with a creative, events, or interior design agency with proven project management experience.
  • Is a team player and willing to go the extra mile.
  • Has proven ability to act as advisor to personnel who are Director level and above.
  • Is obsessed with everything relating to creative and design, campaign strategies, digital marketing strategies and best practices
  • Possesses a good knowledge of digital tools such as WeChat, Weibo, RED, and other international social media platforms.
  • Is a strong communicator, and has the innate ability to navigate and interact with key stakeholders, senior members of the Client team, as well as influential people to deliver the desired results.
  • Has the ability to navigate and adapt to new and challenging situations, solve problems, and communicate with those around you.
  • Demonstrates strategic planning abilities such as revenue projections, account growth etc.
  • Must be currently based in Shanghai (no relocation is offered)
  • Must be fluent English and Mandarin (written and spoken)

 

What do we offer?

  • Fun and creative working environment
  • The opportunity to learn new things, and work on projects that inspire you
  • A fabulous team who love what they do, and has a great sense of humor.

 

Interested? Apply below using our contact form. When sending your resume, please describe a few of the hardest problems you solved & exactly how you solved them.

 

Only those shortlisted will be contacted. This position does not qualify for relocation assistance.

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