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The Intern Experience

Misaki Wakanabe, a student at Aoyama Gakuin University, interned at Custom Media from May to August 2022. She worked closely with the sales and consulting team during her time with us. Before she left, we spoke to her about her experience.

The Intern Experience

Meet Custom Media’s Senior Creative Consultant

We’ve got a really dynamic and diverse team, and each one of us brings a unique perspective, not just to the work we do, but to the world in general.

Meet Custom Media’s Senior Creative Consultant

Meet Custom Media’s Advisor

I am mainly helping my Japanese clients to effectively access global audiences. Custom Media is based in Japan, and many of our customers are international executives living in Japan. They often play the role of an “international window,” since they are influencing people and frequently liaising with their counterparts back in their home countries.

Meet Custom Media’s Advisor

Meet Custom Media's Strategic Account Director

I take care of our bigger clients and I promote the company to interest new clients. I also have a passion for events.

Meet Custom Media's Strategic Account Director

Meet Custom Media’s Senior Editor

I’m responsible for writing and editing content for all of Custom Media’s client projects, from social media campaigns to restaurant menus.

Meet Custom Media’s Senior Editor

Interview: Robert Heldt

The most important skills are creativity, thinking outside the box, and the ability to gain a deep understanding of the problems and challenges the client is facing.

Interview: Robert Heldt

Interview: Devin Surya Putra

When it comes to web design, I always start by finding out the client’s preferences, wants, and needs. The most important thing is what the client needs. After that, I brainstorm. My brainstorming involves comparing my vision of the product with what the client needs and with competitors.

Interview: Devin Surya Putra

Interview: Simon Farrell

I’ve spent about 18 years in Japan, over three stints since 1987. After graduating from the London School of Journalism in 1992, my first job was as a stringer in Havana, Cuba, for the Daily Telegraph.

Interview: Simon Farrell

Interview: Brian Susantio

I was interested in creating something online that everyone could access without the boundaries of their computer. With a website, anyone can access it as long as they have a browser.

Interview: Brian Susantio

Interview: Kotaro Toda

After you’ve been away from Japan for a long time—like me—when you come back you discover the place in a certain way, and you find you’re not so knowledgeable about it. That happened to me so now I’m interested in introducing the beauty of local Japan to an overseas marketplace and people in Japan who stay just three or four years.

Interview: Kotaro Toda

Interview: Michael Pfeffer

I’m from New Jersey, near New York City. I moved to New York for college, and studied at the School of Visual Arts. Starting in the design, print, and production industry, I worked in New York City for over six years.

Interview: Michael Pfeffer

Interview: Ximena Criales

I went to university in Mexico. I was initially interested in industrial design because I had an interest in large objects and projects, and wanted to create things for spaces. But when I sat my college entrance exam, I realized that I would have more job opportunities in graphic design.

Interview: Ximena Criales

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