Talent Opening: Senior Designer

At Strategyzer, our purpose is to unlock millions of people’s potential to create value for themselves, organizations, and society. We succeed when inspired people find the clarity to drive healthy growth and build invincible companies worldwide. To make this happen, we’ve designed the global standard and platform for solving universal business challenges. We believe our success in achieving this purpose, vision, and mission depends on the quality of our people and culture.

From our headquarters in Switzerland, we’ve developed global impact and reach with a fully distributed team that works remotely across 14 countries (with a strong growing presence in Canada (Ontario), UK and Ireland). Our team contributes directly to the unique company culture we have today and is committed to transforming traditional management practices to build a truly great place to work.

We’re recruiting for a Senior Designer to strengthen our design team.

Team members at Strategyzer enjoy:

  • World-Class Team: Be part of a highly visible, globally recognized organization, and contribute to a paradigm shift in strategy and innovation in the world’s leading enterprises.
  • Strong Company Culture: We strive to create an environment with strong psychological safety and frequent feedback structures to allow our people to do their best work.
  • Flexible Working: Work from anywhere globally or from our physical office hubs in Toronto, Canada, or Zurich, Switzerland. We offer flex hours for our team to work when they are most productive and support family needs.
  • Growth Allowance: Professional and personal development are vital at Strategyzer. All team members get an annual growth allowance for conferences, courses, certifications, coaching, and more. We also include a yearly book allowance.

Role Purpose:

We believe design is a differentiator for everything we do at Strategyzer. Great ideas can be lost in giant blocks of text and bullet points that bore people and don’t change anything – we can’t let that happen.

Role Vision:

Every idea we communicate is made as visual, simple and practical as possible. Deep collaboration with thought leaders and content creators leads to the best possible work. Audiences are more engaged, learn more, and recall more due to our fresh presentation and delivery. Our brand is elevated through world class visual content.

Role Mission:

Make great ideas simple, visual, and practical for our customers. Bring world-class design into a world-class content team.

To do that, you will...

  • Collaborate with thought leaders and content creators to get to the heart of ideas.
  • Develop rough concepts and prototypes for discussion.
  • Invent fresh new ways of presenting and engaging the audience.
  • Iterate until maximum simplicity and beauty is reached in the time available.
  • Produce final files across mediums like slides, blogs, e-books, resources, videos, and online courses.
  • Source illustration photography, and additional design resources when concepts require.
  • Coordinate production amongst stakeholders.
  • Enable content creators outside the design practice to stay on brand and intervene only where necessary.
  • Monitor all content to ensure it represents the brand visually.

Your work will…

  • Unlock our customers’ potential to create value for themselves, their organization, and society.
  • Engage our audience to learn faster and recall more.
  • Elevate our visual identity, allowing us to continue to lead in our niche.
  • Build our brand and online presence seen by millions of people.
  • Grow our content library used by thousands of leading companies.

Requirements For The Role

While this is a remote role, candidates must [ordinarily] reside between GMT-5 and GMT+3 in order to synchronously work with common collaborators in Europe and Canada.

This is an individual contributor role requiring hands-on work. However, this team is growing. Designers with working senior or leadership level experience in design management, design operations, etc are encouraged to apply.

All potential candidates will be scored on the following competencies:

1. You strive to be a great human being.

We want world-class human beings who:

  • Strive to show deep care and empathy for your team members.
  • Have strong integrity and morals that drive your accountability.
  • Are open-minded to the views of others, and constantly work to improve themselves for the betterment of the whole team.

2. You perform at the highest level.

These are the technical qualifications we require:

  • Minimum 7 years experience as graphic designer.
  • Experience supporting an editorial or content team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in visual design – with a focus on storytelling and making ideas visual.
  • Ability to develop and manage an asset library of reusable components.
  • Experience sourcing and speccing illustration/photography/animation.
  • Experience Time-based media experience (animated graphics).

3. You are a great collaborator.

Collaboration is key to our success as a team. We’re seeking a Senior Designer who is or has:

  • Hungry to make an impact with a world-class team
  • Passionate about design thinking, visual tools and frameworks
  • Enthusiastic about learning and immersing yourself
  • Believe in the power of design to help people engage with great ideas
  • Incredibly hungry and wants to make an impact with our team.
  • A customer-first approach to delivering value.
  • Enthusiastic about learning our methodologies and tools
  • Able to weave between autonomous and collaborative working styles.
  • A strong writer and communicator for a fully remote, global environment.
  • Is open to constructive conflict and can navigate radical candor feedback.

How We Hire At Strategyzer

We pride ourselves on a robust, fair, and diversity-focused recruitment process. The following steps allow us to find the best fit for this role. Finding the right person is much more important to us than adhering to any deadline, and therefore we will keep this position open until we fill it with the perfect match for us.

We pride ourselves on a robust, fair, and diversity-focused recruitment process.

There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate, so don’t let imposter syndrome hold you back. You don’t need 100% of the preferred qualifications to add incredible value to our team. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, and have the experience to match it, we’d love to hear from you. We are in particular looking to encourage women to come and build the next wave of leadership at Strategyzer.

The following steps allow us to find the best fit for this role. Finding the right person is much more important to us than adhering to any deadline, and therefore we will keep this position open until we fill it with the perfect match for us.

Step 1 - Intro from Candidate
Upload your CV in PDF format.

Create a 4-minute LOOM video intro of yourself answering the following questions:

  1. What are your career goals?
  2. What are you not good at or not interested in doing professionally?
  3. How do you understand the essence of this role and how would you approach it?

Step 2 - Career History Interview

    Step 3 - Reference Interviews

    Step 4 - Cultural fit interview/coaching conversation

    Step 5 - Working Simulation

    Step 6 - Offer