David Blecken
Sep 25, 2017

A tribute to Google’s Shawn Schrader

In memory of the well-liked Google and TBWA Hakuhodo creative, we re-publish an article he wrote advising foreign creatives on how to build a career in Japan.

Shawn Schrader

Shawn Schrader, the Tokyo-based group creative director of Google’s Brand Studio Asia-Pacific, died in July after a battle with cancer. 

Named to Campaign’s 40 under 40 in 2016, Shawn arrived in Tokyo more than 10 years ago from the US and quickly made a name for himself as a well-liked and highly respected fixture in the local creative scene. Before joining Google, he spent nearly four years at TBWA Hakuhodo, where he worked...

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