Design Strategist

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We are Edenspiekermann, an independent, international Design Consultancy. With a team of around 100 people across our offices in Amsterdam, Berlin and Los Angeles, including designers, developers, consultants, researchers, creatives and makers from around 20 different nations. We work with international clients like City of Santa MonicaThe EconomistHamburgerHochbahnunu ScootersNanoScent, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

How we work

As a Design Strategist you’ll work in our interdisciplinary teams on research, strategy and innovation processes for digital products, both for major brands and start-ups. You’re the users advocate in all project phases. You bring in strategic thinking and craft tangible insights and deliverables throughout the project process, closely collaborating with your team members as well as clients. As a team, we combine conceptual thinking, a sophisticated understanding of design, a user-centric approach and deep knowledge of digital product and service development. In doing so, we advise and coach our clients’ teams to provide an exceptional experience for their users.

Who we are looking for

  • You're a Service or Strategic Designer who brings 5+ years of experience in designing and facilitating digital innovation processes
    • You know how to make sense of complex problems
    • You think in eco-systems, elaborate blueprints and experience journeys
    • You have deep knowledge of and practical experience in applying service design methods in various industries
    • You have a multitude of qualitative tools to understand and explain contexts and users (quantitative tools would be a plus) 
    • You understand people’s behaviours and their latents needs by applying an ethnographic approach
    • You know how to set-up and run a design research process
    • Empathy is a key ingredient of your process: towards the user as well as towards your clients 
    • You have a background with prototyping and testing, future visioning and strategy development
    • You know how to craft and guide your clients decision making processes
    • You are used to not only building but being the bridge between business and users
    • You have experience in selling your craft and positioning your work to corporate clients
    • You have strong communication skills and are a passionate presenter

    What we offer

    • Participation as a central team member of a dynamic agency, self-determined and independent work with direct connection to our partners and design directors
    • The best team in the world
    • Flat hierarchies and the opportunity to contribute and implement your own ideas
    • Much personal responsibility, room for creativity and personal development, and thus the chance to grow together with the company
    • 30 days paid vacation, home office options (duh!), a dog-friendly office, a work place that honours time off 
    • An inspiring network with visionary clients and exciting challenges 
    • Inhouse coaching and mentoring

    We're looking forward to hearing from you!

    We are looking forward to meet you.

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