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When faced with a creative challenge, is your first thought, “what now” or is it “what’s next?”

If you’re the latter—then you’re the type of mind we’re looking for.

The Variable is searching for a Senior Experience Designer to join our ultra-collaborative team of strategists, art directors, copywriters, designers, engagement planners, developers and producers. You’ll work across departments, clients and business partners, to invent, refine and define compelling experiences that’ll blow audiences’ and users’ minds. You’ll help advance our clients goals while pushing envelopes and helping make The Variable famous.

In an industry that’s always evolving, The Variable is adapting and evolving along with it. This position will play a pivotal role in helping us stay nimble, evaluate new ways to work (and play), leverage new mediums, and most importantly—shape the future of creative communications and experience design.

The successful candidate must possess a future-forward thought process and a broad set of design talents. That means you’re highly creative, collaborative and proactive in nature. In short, you’re a rock star.

If this sounds like you, then you might just be the person we are looking for.

You Must

  • Be able to create personas, journey maps, storyboards, use cases, sketches, prototypes and interactive walkthroughs— all in the name of delivering polished, story-driven experience concepts that will build momentum and excitement around our ideas.
  • Be able to collaborate with internal strategy teams, creative teams and external stakeholders to guide design projects through multiple iterations.
  • Be able to facilitate brainstorming sessions and cultivate the creative thinking process with many types of stakeholders.
  • Be able to understand the customer by working with researchers (or conducting your own) to ensure design concepts are targeted at real-world problems.
  • Be able to create compelling presentation decks and demonstrate concepts at various stages of the design process.
  • Be able to work with developers and studio production teams (internal and external) to bring ideas from concept to final produced experienced.
  • Be able to works as an ambassador of The Variable, promoting our principles, methods and our work.
  • Be able to grow your skills and expertise in experience design topics as they align with The Variable’s goals and opportunities.


You Have

  • Bachelor-level college degree.
  • 3+ years working in creative and design-related field, with an emphasis on user experience, interaction design or visual design.
  • Proficient in fundamental visual & interaction design principles.
  • Skilled in Visual Design products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Skilled in Interactive prototyping tools such as Sketch, InVision, etc.
  • Skilled in motion graphics and 3D design tools such as After Effects, Cinema 4D, etc.
  • Coding experience is a bonus, but not a must.
  • Ability to co-facilitate ideation workshops and lead teams through collaborative design activities.
  • Experience working with or conducting design research.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, presentation and oral communication skills.