Fjord Chicago

Business Designer

Thanks to a unique partnership with Accenture Interactive, we’re able to do work that changes the world and Fjord is always looking for kindred spirits. Digital is no longer the centerpiece of brand experience; the emphasis is shifting onto how best to use it as an invisible enabler of physical and sensory experiences. As interactions with users evolve from periodic engagements via a screen to consistent, connected experiences, organizations must create new services that are deeply integrated in the physical world. 

We are a family of Fjordians, our living culture and borderless playground provide us with space to thrive, following simple core values that inform everything we do. Be adventurous. Bring a vision. Make an impact. Rely on empathy. Nurture collaboration. Stay transparent. Be bold and generous in all you do.   

At Fjord, business design is integral to the design process. The strategists, pragmatists, and creative thinkers on our Business Design team establish people-centric business strategies for our clients, fusing the practices of design and strategy to structure the business impact of design at a strategic, operational and organizational level. 

As a Business Designer, you will support business design activities throughout engagements at the project level. Design is the problem-solving paradigm of our age, and Business Design is our way of shaping and influencing the world. 

Unleash the Fjordian inside because you are…
  • Naturally engaging people at a deep level whether observing or interviewing customers, working with fellow team members, clients and channeling the inner creative
  • A visual and verbal storyteller, delivering insights about people and behavior in a way that generates empathy, emotion, and engagement from the client and design team
  • Comfortable with ambiguity in a fluid organization
  • Ready to collaborate on products and services that change the way our clients do business creating service at scale
  • Passionate about creating experiences that fuse physical and digital through research, analytics, design and delivery

Role Description
A professional in this position, at this level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
  • Establish people-centric business strategies for our clients, fusing the practices of design and strategy to structure the business impact of design at a strategic, operational, and organizational level.
  • Support business design activities including client workshops, stakeholder interviews, business intelligence gathering, creative brainstorms, visioning, and KPI development.
  • Synthesize materials and construct meaningful stories to ground the design work in the client's context.
  • Help guide the project to ensure it meets client needs, as per stakeholder needs and business conversations.
  • Edit teammates' deliverables as needed for brevity, clarity, and maximum impact.
  • Support new business development efforts by providing expert information in pitch efforts and client meetings.
  • Build a network of colleagues and regularly share progress and insights, learning from each other.

Basic Qualifications 
These are the minimum requirements for an aspirant to be considered for the position applying to:
  • 3+ years’ experience focused on client facing in a design agency or consulting firm
  • 1+ years of thought leadership experience in exposure to multi-channel approaches and design areas including physical and connected
  • 1+ years’ experience in growth strategy focused on one or more of the following areas; market penetration, market and product expansion, diversity strategy
  • 1+ years’ experience demonstrated success leading multiple cross-discipline teams
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience.

Preferred Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Ability to learn new software quickly; experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, Axure, Confluence, or JIRA is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with applying user-centered design processes.
  • Understanding of areas of specialization within the greater design landscape, including but not limited to Design Research, Visual Design, and Content Design.
  • Ability to create experience maps, user journeys and service blueprints, interaction models, flows, and wireframes.
  • Familiarity with rapid prototyping methods, ranging from paper sketching to digital prototypes.

     


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