Creative Strategist

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Creative Strategist

Are you a design thinker with an entrepreneurial brain? Can you conceive new products, services and experiences one minute and lead a workshop the next? Read on...


UNSx is UNStudio’s in-house innovation think tank and experience lab that is grounded in architectural, urban and product design, we research and experiment with new methodologies, technologies, processes and materials to design solutions for the shared human experience. As 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. 

The Requirements:
  • 2-3 years of working experience
  • Educational or professional background in in architecture, urban, product design or related discipline, or equivalent professional Design training experience
  • Mixed background in innovation management, design research, user experience design, service design, technology consulting, or related discipline is a prerequisite
  • An MBA or a bachelor’s degree in business is helpful, but not a requirement
  • You are passionate about experience design, innovation, futures of cities and planet, and similar topics
  • You are a systems thinker
  • 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, pro-active and reliable
  • You have the ability to work independently and initiate projects

We look forward to receiving your CV, portfolio and a short motivation letter via the 'Apply now' button below:

When you work for UNStudio

  • You have the opportunity to work on high profile challenging projects worldwide
  • You will be working in the city centre of Amsterdam, one of the world's most attractive cities
  • Research is an integrated and valued part of your daily work
  • You will have the opportunity to initiate and develop research projects with external companies and institutions
  • Your experience is highly valued, but your innovative and entrepreneurial attitude is ranked highest
  • You work in a young international team that is highly ambitious, collegial and social
  • You design through discovery
  • You work in a team that is made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects and everything in-between
  • You learn on the job
  • You get as much creative freedom as you are willing to take
  • You find yourself in a responsible position as soon as you are ready
  • UNStudio never skips Friday Afternoon Drinks
  • Our annual Summer and Winter Events have become legendary