Nov 10

Job: English Advisor/Editor – The Permanent Mission of Japan (Geneva, Switzerland)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: English Advisor/Editor
Posted by:
The Permanent Mission of Japan
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JETAADC for passing along the following opportunity:

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, is seeking an English Advisor/Editor for its Economic Affairs Division.

The staff have specifically requested that American former JETs apply.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here.


Nov 9

Job: Webpage Manager and Public Relations – The Consulate General of Japan in Boston (Boston, MA, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Webpage Manager and Public Relations
Posted by:
The Consulate General of Japan in Boston
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from The Consulate General of Japan in Boston:

The Consulate-General of Japan in Boston is hiring one Webpage Management and Public Relations contract-based staff member (max: 35 hours/week). This is a contracted position until the end of March 2022 with the possibility for yearly renewal. The primary responsibility of this position will be to maintain and update the Consulate’s website.

The secondary role will be to assist our public relations activities, thereby bridging New England and Japan. The ideal candidate should be adaptable, results oriented, creative, patient, and knowledgeable of website management, social media, and photography applications and software.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here.


Nov 9

Job: Coordinator for Public Relations – The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco (San Francisco, California)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Coordinator for Public Relations
Posted by:
The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco:

The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco’s Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC) has an opening for the position of Coordinator for Public Relations. The Coordinator for Public Relations works closely with consulate officers and other local staff to promote greater interest in and understanding of Japan and Japanese culture in Northern California and Nevada.

In addition, she or he also works as part of the General Affairs Section and supports the leadership of the Consulate to implement initiatives to strengthen ties between Japan and the U.S. in the Consulate’s jurisdiction.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here.


Nov 8

Job: Webpage Management and Public Relations – Consulate-General of Japan in Miami (Miami, Florida)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Webpage Management and Public Relations
Posted by:
Consulate-General of Japan in Miami
Location: Miami, Florida
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the Consulate General of Japan in Miami:

The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami has a job opening for a Webpage Management and Public Relations position. Recruitment for this position will end on November 7, 2021.

Application Process: Please find links to our official Facebook advertisement for the position, as well as the full job description hosted on our website


Nov 4

Job: Faculty Instructor, Japanese Language – CET Academic Programs (Osaka, Japan)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Academic Director
Posted by:
CET Academic Programs
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Kate Maruyama (Osaka, 2005-2008) for passing along the following job opening with CET Japan:

Course faculty are expected to take full ownership of their course, with direction from the program’s Academic Director as needed.  Faculty are expected to deliver the course according to the highest academic standards, to provide a stimulating and inclusive intellectual environment, and to adhere to CET’s academic policies.

In addition – and importantly, given that this is a study abroad program – faculty are asked to make concrete connections between the academic content of the course and Japan as context. This is a primary academic goal for CET as an organization, and a central metric around which course feedback is designed.

Application Process: For full job description and how to apply, visit https://cetacademicprograms.com/about/work-for-cet/


Nov 3

Job: Academic Director – CET Academic Programs (Osaka, Japan)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Academic Director
Posted by:
CET Academic Programs
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Kate Maruyama (Osaka, 2005-2008) for passing along the following job opening with CET Japan:

Academic Director (CET Academic Programs, Osaka, Japan)

The Academic Director (AD) is responsible for the academic excellence of the CET Japan programs, articulating a clear vision and academic identity, ensuring the delivery of a robust, well-designed curriculum, upholding the highest standards in teaching, learning, and pedagogy, and positioning CET at the forefront of the field. The AD is also responsible for ensuring smooth academic administration: adhering to all CET policies and processes, maintaining strong relationships with local university partners, faculty and staff, and CET headquarters.

In addition, the AD collaborates closely with CET Student Life staff to ensure the quality of program activities, ongoing orientations, and the roommate program. The initial contract period is two years, with the hope to extend for a significantly longer period.

Application Process: For full job description and how to apply, visit https://cetacademicprograms.com/about/work-for-cet/


Nov 3

Job: Inside Sales Representative or Translator – Bond Consultants (South East, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Inside Sales Representative or Translator
Posted by:
Bond Consultants
Location: South East, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumnus, Jeremy Salzer (Yamaguchi-ken, 2015-2018) for sharing the following information from his current job:

For those of you who don’t know, I am a former JET from North Carolina. After coming back from Japan, I moved to Chicago where I work as a recruiter for an employment agency that specializes in Positions for Japanese Companies. Currently, we have two positions in the South East that may be of interest to recently returned JETS.

  1. Inside sales representative in Atlanta, GA: This position pays $18 per hour, is non-exempt (meaning overtime pay), and has a small relocation package of $500. Japanese language ability is a plus, but not at all required.
  2. Translator in southern TN: This position is salaried, starting at $37,000. A $2,000 signing bonus plus relocation package is available. Advanced Japanese level is required, bur experience is desired. (This position may also be good for any previous JET looking for a career change!)
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Nov 3

JETAA Podcast Beat

JETAA‎‎‎‏‏‎​ Podcast Beat is a weekly round-up of current JET and JET alumni podcasts and podcast appearances compiled by Emmalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19)

Do you have a podcast or did you recently appear in a podcast? Help us share it with the community by filling out this form.

Welcome to the JETAA Podcast Beat! Every week we’re sharing the newest podcast episodes from JET alumni and current JETs. Please enjoy listening to one of these recent episodes this week!

よっぱれ英会話 English Nomikai Podcast

In this eikaiwa podcast targeted to Japanese English-learners, Emmalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19) talks to fellow JET alumni, current JETs, and Japanese English teachers and friends about cultural differences between Japan and their home countries (all while sharing some drinks!)

Hobbies「趣味」with Domhnall!

Emmalee and Domhnall talk about their various hobbies, the ways that hobbies give them energy, and the differences in hobby culture between the U.S., Ireland, and Japan.

インスタ: @yoppareikaiwa

メール: yoppareikaiwa@gmail.com

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聞いてくれてありがとうございます!

Krewe of Japan

Krewe of Japan is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Doug Tassin (Fukushima-ken, 2007-10) that takes listeners on audio journeys through Japanese culture. With our hosts as your guide, and the help of guest experts, Japanese natives, and ex-pats, understanding Japan is now easier than ever before.

Yokai: The Hauntings of Japan ft. Hiroko Yoda & Matt Alt

In this spooky Halloween themed episode, the Krewe takes a journey into the supernatural and discusses the world of Yokai. On the journey, the Krewe are joined by authors Hiroko Yoda & Matt Alt, authors of the book “Yokai Attack: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide”. From the origins and its development through the years, to questions like “is cookie monster a Yokai?!” and important locations for Yokai pilgrimages in Japan, nothing is off the table in this episode. Happy Halloween!

AIGA Design Podcasts

How is design changing as a discipline and profession? What are the current landscapes and future horizons of innovation? ​What are the opportunities for the design community? AIGA’s Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) explores these questions and more with creative practitioners and​ business​ leaders​ to deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.

Design Adjacent: Dominic Grijalva on finding creativity in a pandemic year

Dominic Grijalva is a designer who primarily works on marketing and advertising projects that call for eye-catching imagery. His passions also lie in branding and identity design, as well as digital media projects that range from large scale such as digitally projected sets for theatre and live events to gifs and animations. Although California bred, he is currently living in Washington Heights, Manhattan and serves as Product Manager for TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In this episode of AIGA Design Adjacent, host Bennie Johnson talks with Dominic about finding creativity in a pandemic year, being a Hamilton fan, and Broadway.


Nov 2

Job: VPGE Assistant Director of Fellowships – Stanford University (Stanford, CA, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: VPGE Assistant Director of Fellowships (One Year; Fixed Term)
Posted by:
The Consulate General of Japan in Seattle
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Jennifer Hwang (Shizuoka-ken, 2008-2012) for passing along the following job opening at her institution:

The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) is a dynamic and fast-paced team that delivers programs to Stanford’s 9,000+ graduate students and 3,000+ postdoctoral scholars. We work collaboratively across the university with schools and other vice provost areas to enhance the graduate educational experience. VPGE supports programs, administration, and services to the university community and graduate students in five portfolio areas: fellowships and funding, professional development, diversity and inclusion, interdisciplinary learning, and academic guidance.
 
VPGE is looking for a detail-oriented Assistant Director of Fellowships to join our team in supporting approximately 700 fellowship recipients each year. Reporting to the Associate Director of Fellowships, you will develop your strengths by playing an essential role in many aspects of VPGE Fellowship administration, including fellow selection, funding, and communications. You will thrive in an environment where you enjoy working in databases, collaborating with university partners, and being a resource for students and the VPGE team. This position is a one-year fixed term.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here.


Nov 2

Job: Media Relations and Public Outreach Specialist – The Consulate General of Japan in Seattle (Seattle, WA, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Media Relations and Public Outreach Specialist
Posted by:
The Consulate General of Japan in Seattle
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us from the PNW JETAA chapter:

The Consulate is seeking a well-qualified individual with excellent communication skills to serve as a Media Relations and Public Outreach Specialist. This position is expected to start in January 2022. To apply, required documents (see section 8 below) must be submitted to the email address below on or before November 14, 2021

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here.


Oct 27

JETAA‎‎‎‏‏‎​ Podcast Beat is a weekly round-up of current JET and JET alumni podcasts and podcast appearances compiled by Emmalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19)

Do you have a podcast or did you recently appear in a podcast? Help us share it with the community by filling out this form.

Welcome to the JETAA Podcast Beat! Every week we’re sharing the newest podcast episodes from JET alumni and current JETs. Studio Ghibli lovers, be sure to check out “The Perfect Show” for a special episode about Princess Mononoke. For Halloween vibes, check out “Season by Season”. To geek out about Japanese theme parks, listen to this week’s episode of “Krewe of Japan”. For everything else, please enjoy listening to one of these recent episodes this week!

よっぱれ英会話 English Nomikai Podcast

In this eikaiwa podcast targeted to Japanese English-learners, Emmalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19) talks to fellow JET alumni, current JETs, and Japanese English teachers and friends about cultural differences between Japan and their home countries (all while sharing some drinks!)

International Relationships「国際恋愛」with Hattaku!

Emmalee and Hattaku talk about Hattaku’s relationship with a girl from the Netherlands, Emmalee’s experiences dating Japanese men, and the difficulties that come with dating someone from another country.

インスタ: @yoppareikaiwa

メール: yoppareikaiwa@gmail.com

~Please check out Hattaku’s accounts!~
YOUTUBE
Hattaku Nihongo Podcast

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聞いてくれてありがとうございます!

Krewe of Japan

Krewe of Japan is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Doug Tassin (Fukushima-ken, 2007-10) that takes listeners on audio journeys through Japanese culture. With our hosts as your guide, and the help of guest experts, Japanese natives, and ex-pats, understanding Japan is now easier than ever before.

Japanese Theme Parks ft. TDR Explorer

In this week’s episodes, Strap in for a wild ride as the Krewe talks Japanese theme parks! Nigel, Jennifer, & Doug all share their own experiences and favorite parks around the country. Then, Chris Nilghe of TDR Explorer joins us to talk all things theme parks! Tokyo Disney vs. Universal Studios Japan… who wins? Chris shares his top tips & tricks, along with some great insider knowledge for planning any theme park-based trip in Japan!

AIGA Design Podcasts

How is design changing as a discipline and profession? What are the current landscapes and future horizons of innovation? ​What are the opportunities for the design community? AIGA’s Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) explores these questions and more with creative practitioners and​ business​ leaders​ to deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.

Fireside Chat with Robbie Tseng, Vice President, Growth Design at HBO Max

AIGA Executive Director Bennie F. Johnson talks with today’s leaders in design, business, and technology, focused around the topics of leadership growth, the future of work, and creating a culture of design. Join us in welcoming Robbie Tseng, Vice President, Growth Design at HBO Max.

This Fireside Chat was originally livestreamed on October 13, 2021. Watch the captioned video version here: https://www.aiga.org/inspiration/talks/robbie-tseng-fireside-chat-with-robbie-tseng

As the largest professional membership association for design, AIGA offers you deep personal connections with your community. Your membership dues are an investment in yourself, your profession, and a network of creative changemakers, problem solvers, and professionals. Join today: https://aigadsgn.org/3iEEqRa

Season by Season

Join Alexis (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) and Kit, lifelong friends who now live on opposite coasts, as they explore poetry, music, and sound on a journey through the rhythm of nature expressed by the seasons.

First Frost

In this chilly (and chilling!) episode, Kit and Alexis journey through the eerie, melancholy season of Halloween and the Day of the Dead; will they escape alive, or will they meet their grim deaths as predicted in their calaveras literarias?! In Hiro’s Corner, a closer look at the seasonal concept of “Winter’s Neighbor,” or departing autumn.

The Perfect Show

The Perfect Show is a podcast where host Scot Maupin (Hokkaido-ken, 2008-09) is cataloging the perfect things in life, one by one. Each episode he examines something that he or someone else thinks is perfect.

Mononoke, Miyazaki, and Maebashi – もののけ姫 – 宮崎駿 – 前橋市

This episode Scot explores being in Japan for the opening of Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) in 1997, and trying to see it again before it was available in the US. Mononoke Hime was Scot’s introduction to the animated movies of Hayao Miyazaki and began a life-long appreciation for his work and films.


Oct 25

Professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) presents WIT Life, a periodic series about aspects of Japanese culture such as film, food and language. Stacy starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she offers some interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

Although the days are still balmy here in NY, we’ve had some chilly nights and mornings as we get deeper into fall. In LA however, the warm weather sticks around longer, allowing for fun outdoor activities as we move closer to winter. I’d like to share one that I wish I was able to attend in person!

LA eats Japan has been an annual food festival since 1999, and it will be held outdoors for the first time this year at Little Tokyo. This free event will be held on Sunday, November 14 from 11 am-8 pm, and is presented by the Japanese Restaurant Association of America with support from the Consulate General of Japan in LA.

There will be 17 vendors from local restaurants selling curry rice, yakitori, okonomiyaki, ramen, yakisoba and sushi, as well as sweets such as kakigori and castella. In addition to all this amazing food, there will be a cosplay costume competition with a prize of $1,000. Live performances will feature contemporary techno music, as well as traditional martial arts and music like karate and taiko. A mikoshi portable shrine will even be paraded through the streets!

For those who want to experience Japanese food, culture and sightseeing spots but aren’t able to travel at this time, I would like to recommend the Kyushu Virtual Fest to be held Thursday night. It is the second half of a two-part event, and I attended the first last night. Having lived in Kumamoto on JET, I was thrilled that they spotlighted Aso and other amazing places in the prefecture, as well as a waterfall I had never visited but hope to on my next trip. They also highlighted sites and products from Fukuoka and Kagoshima, and there were many giveaways and discounts for viewers. This event is free as well so definitely check it out!


Oct 22

Celebration of JET Alumni – October 28

October 28 at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT / 5 PM PT
Japan time: October 29 at 9 AM JT

Register free to get the access link:
https://usjetaa.wildapricot.org/event-4528144

In the lead up to next year’s 35th anniversary of the JET Program, join USJETAA for a creative program celebrating JET through the success of the alumni. Highlighting the contributions of JETs to the U.S.-Japan community, this variety show brings together the diverse community of JET alumni with snapshots into their experiences with arts, culture, research, and more!



Oct 22

Posted by: Doug Tassin (Fukushima-Ken ALT, 2007-2010 & Krewe of Japan Podcast Co-Host)

DOUBLE TROUBLE (aka whoops I forgot to post last week…)

Last week on the Krewe of Japan Podcast

The Krewe (shonen) jumps into the world of manga! Nigel, Jennifer, & Doug provide an intro to manga for those unfamiliar with it, notable characteristics, and why you should consider picking up a volume and read. Afterwards, they sit down with Danica Davidson, author of 17 books & frequent manga journalist for Otaku USA & other major publications, to discuss her career path, the manga industry, & things you may not have known regarding the manga scene!

This week…

Strap in for a wild ride as the Krewe talks Japanese theme parks! Nigel, Jennifer, & Doug all share their own experiences and favorite parks around the country. Then, Chris Nilghe of TDR Explorer joins us to talk all things theme parks! Tokyo Disney vs. Universal Studios Japan… who wins? Chris shares his top tips & tricks, along with some great insider knowledge for planning any theme park-based trip in Japan!

The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, and Stitcher.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!


Oct 20

JETAA‎‎‎‏‏‎​ Podcast Beat is a weekly round-up of current JET and JET alumni podcasts and podcast appearances compiled by Emmalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19)

Do you have a podcast or did you recently appear in a podcast? Help us share it with the community by filling out this form.

Welcome to the JETAA Podcast Beat! Every week we’re sharing the newest podcast episodes from JET alumni and current JETs. If you have the chance, please enjoy listening to one of these recent episodes this week!

よっぱれ英会話 English Nomikai Podcast

In this eikaiwa podcast targeted to Japanese English-learners, Emmalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19) talks to fellow JET alumni, current JETs, and Japanese English teachers and friends about cultural differences between Japan and their home countries (all while sharing some drinks!)

🎉 THANK YOU FOR 1 YEAR「1周年記念 パーティー」with Aaron!

Let’s celebrate 1 year of よっぱれ英会話! Emmalee and Aaron drink and talk about their memories from the first year of the podcast. They listen to messages from various guests including Anthony, Laine, Kazuki, Caralynn, and more!

🍻 Grab a drink and listen with us! Thank you for your support in this 1 year!!! 🍻

インスタ: @yoppareikaiwa
メール: yoppareikaiwa@gmail.com

是非、インスタでメッセージをください〜

聞いてくれてありがとうございます!

Reinventing Professionals

This podcast hosted by Ari Kaplan (Hyogo-ken, 1993-94) is designed to offer ideas, guidance, and perspectives on how to effectively navigate a perpetually shifting professional landscape, with a unique focus on the legal industry and the technology that is driving its evolution.

Data Mapping as a Service

I spoke with Dean Gonsowski, the chief revenue officer and chief marketing officer at ActiveNav, a data privacy and governance software provider. We discussed the challenges that ActiveNav is helping organizations overcome, its Data Mapping as a Service initiative, Zero Dark Data, and the relationship between information governance and privacy.

USLawEssentials Law & Language

The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast, co-hosted by Stephen Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) helps non-native English speaking lawyers and law students improve their English and better understand US law and American legal culture. Many of these short episodes are tied to a legal news event or case in the United States. Others include interviews with multilingual lawyers (including a number of JET alumni.) The shows are hosted by attorneys experienced teaching US law and legal English to students and lawyers from around the world.

The Multilingual Lawyer: Jonathan Golub

The USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast celebrates its 20th episode with a fun (fund!) discussion with Jonathan Golub, partner in the Corporate Department at Wiggin & Dana, where he is also the Chair of the Fund Formation and Investment Management Practice Group.

Stephen Horowtiz talks to Jonathan about his experiences living in Japan and how Jonathan developed expertise in a fascinating, and highly sophisticated practice. Among other things, Jonathan shares frank advice about what it takes to excel as a lawyer, 

Oh, and of course there is a ‘Dad’ joke!

This episode includes important legal English vocabulary so stand by for our next course.

Meanwhile, we invite you to try the Jones v. Mississippi podcast course where you can see just some of the ways that the USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast will help you develop your legal English.

Krewe of Japan

Krewe of Japan is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Doug Tassin (Fukushima-ken, 2007-10) that takes listeners on audio journeys through Japanese culture. With our hosts as your guide, and the help of guest experts, Japanese natives, and ex-pats, understanding Japan is now easier than ever before.

Manga: Literature & An Art Form ft. Danica Davidson

In this episode of the Krewe of Japan Podcast, Doug, Jennifer and Nigel dive into the world of manga. The Krewe provides an intro to manga for those unfamiliar with it, notable characteristics, and why you should consider reading it. In the second half of the episode, the Krewe sits down with Danica Davidson, author of 17 books and frequent manga writer for major publications, to discuss her career path, the manga industry, and things you might not have known about what goes into making manga!

This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

AIGA Design Podcasts

How is design changing as a discipline and profession? What are the current landscapes and future horizons of innovation? ​What are the opportunities for the design community? AIGA’s Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) explores these questions and more with creative practitioners and​ business​ leaders​ to deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.

Design Adjacent: The strategy of design and beauty of storytelling

Abby Allen is the Founder of Neon Butterfly and as long as Abby can remember she has been fascinated with people and why they do what they do. In that vein she was drawn to the world of communications and has worked in advertising and marketing for over 15 years at some of the largest agencies across the country on brands like Twitter, Olay and Garnier. And just recently, she launched a new reimagine tomorrow project with Disney, reimaginetomorrow.disney.com, a platform amplifying underrepresented voices. In this episode of AIGA Design Adjacent, host Bennie Johnson talks with Abby about the strategy of design, the beauty of storytelling, and what it means to be authentic.

About Abby Allen

Through her company, Neon Butterfly—the only creative agency of its kind run by a woman of color—Abby offers brands, organizations, and individuals a unique understanding of cultural trends, human behavior, and consumer insights. The latest example is Reimagine Tomorrow, a visionary creative campaign and digital platform developed for Disney that launched in early September. The initiative amplifies underrepresented voices and champions the importance of accurate representation in media, helping Disney bring their commitment to DE&I to life in a meaningful way. Abby’s unique ability to understand people and why they do what they do is born from her experience as a biracial woman in America fused with 20 years working for and leading global brands like Olay, Twitter, and Garnier, at ad agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA Chiat Day, and Publicis as well as thousands of hours of study in Tibetan Buddhism and yoga. Her mission is to revolutionize the impact of media on society and change the limiting beliefs we have about ourselves and others, helping organizations infuse their efforts with messaging and practices that promote a better world for us all. Not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the smart thing to do. You can find her on IG @abbymallen and @_neonbutterfly

About AIGA Design Adjacent

AIGA Design Adjacent is a monthly podcast series with AIGA’s Executive Director, Bennie F. Johnson, in conversation with industry leaders who are innovating and designing the future. These conversations expand beyond the design community, encompassing industries and areas that intersect with design and shift the ways in which we think about and interact with each other and the world around us.

About Bennie F. Johnson

Bennie F. Johnson is the Executive Director of AIGA, the professional association for design. Bennie thrives on the connections between marketing, technology, education, and innovation. With experience in strategic and consumer marketing, brand management, and innovation management, he is drawn to opportunities that allow him to lead and create new modes for business engagement. He has broad experience growing brands, businesses, and organizations with a special focus on venture launch and brand relaunch business environments.


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