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Design Strategist

Ammunition k

San Francisco, CA

Feb 12
Job Description

Ammunition is an international design group providing services in product design, brand strategy and identity, UX design, graphic design, and packaging. While Ammunition’s strengths are diverse across design disciplines, our real expertise is to redefine markets by using design to create new business territory, and to communicate and connect with customers. Whether it is a product, an interface, a package or an identity, our approach is to create new, exciting experiences for customers that communicate the unique proposition and the brand of our clients, and to differentiate in meaningful ways.

Currently, the San Francisco studio is seeking talented candidates for an open position on the Strategy team. We are looking for candidates with a strong talent in understanding consumer culture, identifying business / brand opportunities in crowded markets, and helping leaders seize those opportunities.

An ideal candidate doesn’t just have a passion for design or an interest in business outcomes; the ideal candidate has a passion for people and understands how to align with what those people are all about through brands, businesses, products, and services.

Candidates should possess strong listening, writing and communication skills as well as an attention to detail, and a comfort presenting and defending their ideas with others. Strategists are an integral part of each program and contribute throughout the discovery, design and development process.

A background in anthropology, sociology, psychology, or design is preferred, but not required. A business background or creative agency experience is not required, but could be a plus.

• Perform trends research (consumer, market, industry, design, competitive, etc.), synthesize these into relevant themes and opportunities, and share out with teams
• Identify salient opportunities for design to connect with people via businesses, brands, messaging, products and services
• Write compelling brand strategies (target audience definition, positioning statements, values, design principles, personality traits, messaging, etc.) and work across design disciplines to bring these to life visually, verbally, and physically
• Support and lead workshops with internal teams, clients, and 3rd party agencies
• Foster constructive relationships with clients, partners, and internal teams
• Coordinate (and potentially run) primary research (qualitative and quantitative) in conjunction with the internal UX team as needed

• Expert listener
• Detailed researcher
• Compelling communicator
• Creative problem solver, thinker and writer
• Thoughtful storyteller and presenter

• BS/BA/BFA degree in anthropology, sociology, psychology, journalism, design, or business administration
• At least 1-2 years of agency or business experience is a plus
• Experience with presentation software (Keynote or PowerPoint)
• Basic understanding of Adobe creative suite a plus

Application Details

Please send your resume, portfolio, and/or work samples (if applicable) in an email entitled “Strategist” to

Only those applicants who meet our stated requirements will be considered for this job. If you are a possible match for the position, we will contact you to learn more about your background and answer questions about our hiring process.

Principals only. No recruiters, please.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.


Ammunition is a design studio dedicated to bringing products and services that matter to market. Founded in 2007, Ammunition is led by partners Robert Brunner and Matt Rolandson. Our diverse team combines expertise in physical and digital product design, service design, brand identity, user experience, graphic design and packaging. We work across disciplines to transform great ideas into experiences that create an emotional connection with customers and achieve business success for our clients.

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