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Associate Strategist - Contract

Our mission at Smashing Ideas is to create the most engaging digital experiences possible. As an Associate Strategist at SI, you are a critical component of the cross-functional team responsible for guiding the informed creative, technical and business decisions about how to achieve a client's objectives through customer engagement. The Associate Strategist supports the Strategy Team in connecting customer, cultural, technological and contextual insights with the business goals of our clients in an effort to create the best possible solution. This is NOT a marketing or advertising position. Your job is not to sell what's already made; your job is to assist our clients in designing and making what is needed and desired!


Job Responsibilities

  • Support Senior Strategist in planning, conducting and synthesizing research
  • Work with Producer to plan research logistics
  • Actively listen in interviews and take flawless notes
  • Capture and archive research audio and visuals
  • Create research reports, summarizing key trends and quotes
  • Conduct desk research for competitive and comparative analysis
  • Present findings to internal team
  • Work with Creative team to produce research stimuli, as needed
  • Support data scientist in creating daily dashboards of product use for review by team
  • Manage team content on internal workspace



  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology, Anthropology, Design Strategy, Instructional Design or related field. 
  • Familiarity with iterative creative processes; works well with ambiguity
  • Experience in conducting research and distilling results
  • Ability to identify trends in disparate sets of information
  • Have a bias toward action – you get stuff done.
  • Collaborative work style
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Understanding of digital and mobile products

Ideal Qualifications: 

  • Enrollment or completion of a Certificate or Masters Program in Human-Centered Design Engineering
  • Graduate level study in UX Design or Human Centered Design

*Smashing Ideas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

**This is an onsite position in our Seattle office. Must be willing to work onsite in Seattle, or be open to relocation

***Must be eligible to work in the US. No visa sponsorship available for this role

****Principals only, Please. No recruiter inquiries. 


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