Position Filled: Junior Design Strategist
UPDATE 3/18: POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED!
verynice is a design strategy consultancy that helps businesses, non-profits, and governments expand their capacity for impact. With client experience spanning 700+ brands including the American Heart Association, Disney, UNICEF, and Google, our expertise is centered around brand experience and creative facilitation. In addition, we publish a variety of design methodologies online that are currently used in over 130 countries.
Driven by a mission to alleviate expenses for non-profits and increase access to design strategy for all, verynice launched in 2008 as one of the first examples of social enterprise in the design industry. Over the course of a decade, through a range of impact models and initiatives, verynice has provided 10,000+ organizations, practitioners, and students with access to over $10,000,000 USD in discounted or pro-bono services and free educational resources. The team at verynice is thrilled to be opening up a new full-time position on our team, Junior Design Strategist. Learn more about the role, and how to apply, below.
Junior Design Strategist (Full-Time)
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Junior Design Strategist sits within the design team at verynice, and reports directly to the Assistant Managing Director. The Junior Design Strategist also works with other members of the verynice team in order to assist in the execution of verynice's creative and strategic methodologies as well as client-facing strategic projects and consulting initiatives.
The day-to-day experience of the Junior Design Strategist will consist of administering a wide-range of research methods to confirm and guide key decisions and workshop experiences for verynice's clients as well as the writing of reports that synthesize key findings for our clients. The ideal candidate will be a stellar written and visual communicator with attention to detail, a skill for synthesis, and an ear/eye for seeing patterns and trends that others often miss. The role is ideal for candidates who see them self growing into a Design Research or Design Strategy role at verynice.
Conduct research initiatives for client projects and internal initiatives including desk research, stakeholder interviews, guerilla research, observational studies, competitive analysis, and trends analysis.
Articulate the project leader's strategic recommendations through the development of expertly written reports. Document workshop findings and develop legacy documents.
By the instruction and guidance of the lead facilitator, craft agendas and prepare activities and materials for workshop sessions with clients and communities.
Participate in networking events and conferences, acting as a public face for verynice and delivering thought leadership in design, strategy, and social impact.
Assist in new business development by helping to determine the needs of a client in order to define the project scope for new project proposals.
This role requires 1-2 years of experience working on strategic and research-driven projects. A Bachelor's Degree in a related/relevant field. Must be detail-oriented and an excellent communicator. Great written, visual, and oral presentation skills are necessary. Experience in workshop facilitation and human-centered design is desirable. This is a full-time position, based in verynice's Downtown Los Angeles office, with occasional travel required.
BENEFITS & COMPENSATION
Pay is commensurate with experience. verynice offers a healthcare reimbursement program, paid maternity/paternity leave, vacation and sick days, work-from-home days, time off for volunteer service, professional development experiences, and more.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Junior Design Strategist”. Please include your resume and cover letter as well as a writing sample or case study that showcases your work in action. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and will remain open until the position is filled.