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Open Position. Join DesignStudio New York as a Junior Strategist Design Studio

Junior Strategist

New York

As a Junior Strategist, you will be looked to as a constant source of new insights, ideas and inspiration.

You will support teams throughout projects, from immersion to creative, to help answer strategic briefs and offer new ways of looking at problems.

You are keen to learn, full of energy and open to any strategic challenge.

Key qualities

  • Strive for clarity over complexity.
  • Balance intuition and intellect.
  • Experimental.
  • Able to adapt to challenges.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Confident.
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Highly organized.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Design literate, with an understanding of brand.


Bring enthusiasm and curiosity to projects

asking questions and opening us up to a world of references and knowledge.

Contribute to the creation of brand strategy

that teams can take action from (positioning, propositions, user experiences, information architecture, etc).

Support in the planning and running of immersion research

creating and facilitating strategic workshops, stakeholder interviews, etc.

Key skills and requirements

Plugged into culture

You're aware of what’s going on in the world: what’s new, what’s old, and what’s to come.

People person

You're comfortable taking part in interviews, workshops and interactions with clients.

Good storyteller

You're a strong presenter and communicator who is able to construct a solid and persuasive argument with logic and imagination.

A passion for writing

Experience and interest in creative writing (manifestos, positioning statements, belief statements, deck headlines, etc).


Confident working across any industry, with any person, anywhere in the world.

Basic toolkit

You have a simple understanding of the tools of the trade and the confidence to learn those you haven’t used before (making films, prototypes, research methodologies, etc).


Most likely you’ll have around 1 year of brand or marketing agency experience (not necessarily in brand), or a rich range of internships.

Junior Strategist

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