We are Rival Schools Japan
We believe the best design should feel effortless and immediately intuitive. Gorgeous but useful - and emulating natural human behavior.
We blend typography, color, and anything that bleeds on the cutting edge to keep us looking like magicians to our clients, when it really just comes down to hard work, and our relentless addiction for what’s now, and what’s next.
We specialize in design sprints - the same process that Google, Uber and other shiny unicorns use to answer critical business questions and validate their products.
In-depth, in-person and invaluable. Through this approach of discovery, defining and designing, we help you imagine what the future of your product or service could be, and together, we map a course to get there.
Japan is a seriously sophisticated market, and products don’t always translate directly. We’ve helped some of the biggest brand localize here - and win.
We put in the time to understand your target users, and unravel their wants and needs. We create the perfect form of the product that matches the nuances of your customers - and translate these insights into the bedrock for relevant and engaging creative.