Design Strategist, Senior

The Challenge:

We are seeking an experienced design strategist with expertise in workshop facilitation virtual and in-person, human-centered design (HCD), experience and installation design, visual design and communication, and project management. You should be comfortable designing creative solutions for ambiguous challenges using various modalities, including remote workshops, visual artifacts, scenarios, service blueprints, personas, infographics, customer journeys, and physical and digital installations. You will also be expected to lead interdisciplinary teams and execute InnovationX projects while interfacing with senior-level clients. You will succeed if you are tenacious about solving strategic challenges, thrive in collaborative settings, push the bounds of creativity, and produce high-quality outputs in fast-paced environments.

You'll apply your experience with product development, entrepreneurship, service design, advertising and copywriting, UI/UX, impact metrics, gamification change management, and organizational design. The team is seeking an individual who is adept at gathering requirements, designing intentional solutions to detailed specifications, and telling compelling stories through the artifacts they produce. InnovationX values individuals who take design seriously, can inspire others through their creativity, and can solicit and provide feedback in an open and honest manner. This position is open to remote delivery anywhere within the U.S., to include the District of Columbia.

You Have: 

  • 5+ years of experience with utilizing methodologies, including design sprints, design thinking, or liberating structures

  • 5+ years of experience with gathering and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data

  • 5+ years of experience with communicating insights visually and clearly through presentations, videos, podcasts, and physical and digital installations

  • 5+ years of experience with copywriting, editing, and storytelling for marketing collateral and client deliverables

  • 3+ years of experience with leading client-facing projects and end-to-end service

  • 3+ years of experience with design projects

  • Experience with creating implementation plans for service, experience, and digital solutions

  • Experience with client negotiation and setting expectations against real-world limitations

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with prototyping, including sketching or using tools, such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, or Visio

  • Experience with Illustration work or creative visualization and communication of data from generative research, insights, and findings

  • Experience with remote facilitation platforms, including Mural or Miro

  • Experience with change management and organizational design or equivalent

  • Experience in game design, installation design, or innovation practices

  • Experience with Agile development

  • Experience with the Aerospace Market, including USAF, and NASA

  • Knowledge of the DoD or Federal government and

  • Ability to submit three to five case studies and portfolio

  • Master’s degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 

The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is 101,000 to 187,500. Final salary will be determined based on various factors.

At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings include healthcare, retirement plan, insurance programs, commuter program, employee assistance program, paid and unpaid leave programs, education assistance, and childcare benefits.

Build Your Career:

A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all we have to offer. When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have access to:

  • experts in virtually every field

  • a culture that focuses on supporting our employees

  • opportunities that provide stability while offering variety

You’ll also be exposed to a wealth of training resources through our Digital University, an online learning portal featuring more than 5000 functional and technical courses, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site bootcamps, certification training, academic programs, vendor relationships, and a network of professionals who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.


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