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Design Strategist opening at Teague – Greater Seattle Area

August 17, 2011

Job Description


TEAGUE is currently seeking an exceptional Design Strategist to add to its team. As a member of TEAGUE, you will join some of the design industries most diverse, multifaceted and motivated creatives. As a strategic thinker with focus on the aviation industry, you will have the opportunity to work among them to create smart, focused design plans with clearly actionable goals, decision criteria and design results.

At TEAGUE, the Design Strategist leads the strategic efforts of projects for high-profile clients. You will need to quickly learn how to fully represent and advocate Teague’s culture. You will be expected to provide enlightened solutions and strategies focused on both internal and external growth of the design strategy discipline.

We are interested in passionate and self-motivated individuals. You bring drive, smarts and curiosity, we provide the environment for you to thrive and grow.


Lead the Strategic effort on projects:
– Conduct the research, design strategy, client management and communication efforts related to design strategy
– Utilize appropriate design insights, criteria development tools and synthesis processes for development of underlying design rationale and design down selection and recommendation.
– Storytelling
– Provide a strategic lens within projects that includes consideration of the product portfolio, roadmap, business case, etc.

Contribute towards successful design strategy through:
-Communication – Excellent verbal communication skills, skillful proposal writing, mature problem framing and data evaluation through communication design
-Leadership – Inspire a holistic approach to design, facilitate complex, multi-disciplinary workshops and ideation sessions, encourage others to be empowered by strategic design thinking in their design processes
-Teamwork – continually collaborate with fellow team members, foster and inspire new ways to work more effectively and with more passion and excitement
-Business Development – ability to support current strategic opportunities and identify new ones, advocate for strategic approaches to design, share knowledge and best practices with other disciplines and management to foster further growth of design strategy



Research, Strategy, and Communication
– Clear ability to use research (including primary and secondary research) to provide context and background for strategic design processes
– Familiarity with both business and design planning frameworks and experience with using them in a professional setting

Technical Skills
– Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, In Design, Photoshop, Microsoft Office.
– Presentation development, proposal writing, presenting work to small and medium client audiences
– Workshop and work session facilitation


– Undergraduate degree in design related field such as product design, architecture, interior architecture, graphic design with additional 5+ years of experience or Graduate Design degree with focus on design strategy or planning with additional 2+ years within a design consultancy
– Clear demonstration of team and/or project management experiences


Please reference the job title ‘Design Strategist’ in the email subject line. Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to


Teague is an equal opportunity employer


DOE – Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package offered


Note:  Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents need to have authorization to work in the US in order to apply.

Additional Information

Posted:                     August 11, 2011
                      Mid-Senior level             
                      Design, Research              
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