Creative Strategist

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Creative Strategist

Are you a design thinker? Can you create new products, services and experiences one minute and lead a workshop the next?

Full-time · Amsterdam

About the job

You will be working on truly exciting projects, contributing to various stages of the projects, large variety of typology and scale. UNStudio is committed to taking a human – and planet – centric approach to all our work. As a Creative Strategist you will be responsible for designing new concepts, products, strategies and experiences as well as scoping and running research that will help us tackle the world's biggest design challenges.

You will also be leading and moderating creative workshops, deep dives and support the team lead with a variety of activities that span from business development and marketing strategies to research and concept design. Through research, generating strategies and process ownership you will foster innovation across architecture and design industry. Some topics you will be working on relate to cities, robotics, future of housing, VR, social impact, future of materials and sustainability. We count on you to inspire our designers through business and entrepreneurial thinking.


  • 3+ years of working experience

  • You are passionate about experience design, innovation, futures of cities and planet, and similar topics

  • Educational or professional background in in architecture, urban, product design or related discipline, or equivalent professional Design training experience

  • You can make sense an articulate insights based on complex information including consumer trends, academic papers, technical reports

  • Strong presentation skills with a creative and compelling storytelling style

  • Mastery of qualitative research methods, including research scope and design, with understanding of design methodologies, such as design thinking, service design, foresight, agile

  • Business and consulting savvy, with an ability to think strategically

  • You have a customer focus: you can collaborate, and co-create with internal and external partners, with clear and impactful communication and articulation of ideas and insights

  • You are analytical and able to wrap up and present ideas in a concise and effective manner

  • You have excellent command of English, both written and spoken

  • Sufficient knowledge of the Adobe Suite package is a prerequisite

  • You are a team player, proactive and reliable

  • You have the ability to work independently and initiate projects 

Why join UNStudio:

  • You are part of a creative, fresh, professional and academic working environment

  • The city centre of Amsterdam is on your doorstep: one of the world's most beautiful cities

  • You work in a young international team that is highly ambitious, collegial and social, made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects and everything in-between

  • You find yourself in a responsible position as soon as you are ready

  • Friday Afternoon Drinks are always waiting for you

  • Our annual Summer and Winter Events have become legendary

  • Yearly learning budget

  • You have 30 annual holidays, with a holiday allowance in addition to your annual salary

Applying to this posting means your application will be added to our candidate pool. We will contact you only when suitable opportunities arise. Your application will be handled in accordance with GDPR.

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