Canada, Europe

Experience Design Strategist (full-time/freelance)

About UNIT9

Making Brands Famous Since ’97

UNIT9 is a global production partner with the sole mission to create astounding experiences at the intersection of world-class creativity, cutting-edge technology and impeccable craftsmanship.

Built from a multidisciplinary team of visionaries, we are experts in experience – skilled across: Virtual and Hybrid experiences, Augmented Reality, Film & Animation, Product Design, Experiential, Emerging technologies, Digital, Gaming and Experience Design.

It’s why AdAge crowned us Production Company of the Year in 2019 and Campaign anointed us Tech Company of the Year 2020, alongside 73 other awards that year alone, including an Emmy, 12 D&AD Pencils and 20 One Show trophies.

 

Ethos

For the last 24 years we have combined digital innovation with modern storytelling and film craft to create truly memorable experiences and jaw dropping content. 

We have been at the bleeding edge for over two-decades and our hunger for the new, the unknown and the undiscovered is unabated. 

We are forever learning, testing, building and making.

We are obsessed by the craft and deliver everything with love.

We are independently owned and independently spirited. 

We are not an agency. We are creative, production & problem-solving on-demand.

 

 

The Job

The Experience Design Strategist supports the Executive Strategy Director and the wider business as the day-to-day discipline stakeholder and senior team member on assigned projects across digital innovation, product development and experience design, touching a multitude of online and offline platforms. 

A relentless champion of human-centered design, the Experience Design Strategist is an expert at the intersection of culture, trends and technology. A part of a truly global and distributed team, comprised of some of the most talented makers, producers, and creative minds in the industry, the Experience Design Strategist has a never ceasing drive to create brilliant, industry defining work and an insatiable curiosity for new technologies, platforms, trends and human behaviours.


Role & Responsibilities

Elevate and deepen relationships with clients by identifying and supporting strategic opportunities within new and existing projects 

Collaborate with our client and partner teams to identify opportunities and  shape the parameters of the projects by defining objectives, requirements and overall project approach. 

Help define and craft value-driven solutions that span product, campaign and experiential.

Work with relevant team members to design highly engaging workshops with key stakeholders. 

Be a mutual representative for brands and audiences, with the aim to design creative-experience that benefits all parties. 

Lead and define research initiatives in order to provide internal and client teams with the knowledge and confidence they need to move forward. 

Lead research initiatives to assess market, audience, technology and campaign trends utilizing a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies in order to develop actionable insights and recommendations for our clients.

Monitor trends across culture, technology and behaviour and propel  boundary-pushing and thought leadership materials. 


Represent and lead the UNIT9 strategy PoV on new business initiatives and pitches 

Participate in new business pitches, working closely with our creative team to push the boundaries of what’s possible, supporting with research, insights, cultural trends and ideation as needed. 

Work with Production team to ensure strategy deliverables are costed, managed and executed flawlessly

Support the development of a strategy practice that organically strengthens and extends UNIT9’s creative and innovation capabilities

Contribute to the growth and development of Strategy and Experience Design by defining and designing new frameworks, methodologies, process and by supporting internal education.

Support the development of innovative digital experience, campaign and product strategies that deliver mutually-beneficial value for brands and audiences, and allow our creative team to excel. 

Qualifications: 

Min. 4+ years of experience

Deep understanding of the digital marketing and activation landscape 

Superior presentation and written communication skills

Strong research and analytical capabilities 

Comfortable turning nebulous asks into well articulated briefs 

Experience with UX a (very) nice to have 

Curious and collaborative

 

Please apply via annie.b@unit9.com