LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design and product development, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Singapore
Careers at LUNAR

Our passion is creating beautiful products that are relevant to the people who buy and use them. The diversity of our staff, which represents nationalities from all over Europe, Asia, and the Americas, gives us a broad perspective and enables us to design for a global audience. We draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our projects with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions.

 

Design Director
Chicago studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating stand out product experiences, including everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers toice cream scoops, for the world’s leading brands. It is now part of McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm that helps shape the world’s leading businesses. This new partnership provides clients a full-spectrum offering that combines McKinsey’s depth and impact in management consulting, business strategy and operations with LUNAR’s unmatched capability in design, engineering, development and design strategy.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

You’ll work in Chicago with LUNAR, an award-winning design firm.

You will set, instill, and deliver a creative vision which leads to impact.Partnering with the LUNAR leadership team, you will be an advocate of the LUNAR vision and brand and will help build and develop internally and externally. At LUNAR, you’ll be responsible for engaging clients and projects with design values of beauty, ingenuity, and delight while delivering impact throughout key design output.

You will work with other creative leaders to inspire our internal teams. You will ensure design quality on client engagements – providing art direction of vision and process in partnership with fellow Sr.leaders – and be responsible for strategically managing creative vision on multiple projects. You are known and seen as an influencer in the design community. You thrive at the front end of building design-led relationships with key clients, and are motivated by being a compelling and energetic advocate of the value of design. You are creative, passionate, and are unwilling to compromise your drive to create stunning and engaging designed experiences that make a difference to our clients, their brand, and their customers.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience. B.A. or B.S. Degree (or equivalent) in Industrial Design
  • Broad experience in CPG, Consumer Electronics, Life Sciences. Experience in-house as well as with consultancies. International experience is a plus
  • Advanced ideation capabilities, holistic view, and high-level of confidence and articulation of design approach and POV
  • Strong aesthetic and storytelling skillsAbility to elevate design competency through all capabilities (CPG, Life Sciences, I&S, UX and Engineering) and establish design directions that inspire and infuse projects with deeper meaning and authentic stories
  • Ability to structure the team, ID processes, and tools
  • Strong communication skills. Experience collaborating with Research/UX Designers, UI/UX Designers and Engineers and managing contractors and vendors
  • Ability to mentor and inspire the growth of a highly motivated and passionate ID teamDesire to play an active role in hiring new ID team members
  • Unique ideation process and sketching style, exploration and/or validation mock-upConfidence in facilitating and organizing client strategy workshops and/or brainstorms
  • Competency with CAD (SWX, Rhino OK) rendering packages, and Adobe CSProficient in 3D

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Design Director
San Francisco studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating stand out product experiences for the world’s leading brands, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm that helps shape the world’s leading businesses. This new partnership will provide clients a full-spectrum offering that combines McKinsey’s depth and impact in management consulting, business strategy and operations horsepower with LUNAR’s unmatched capability in design, engineering, development and design strategy.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

LUNAR is looking for a Design Director to set, instill, and deliver a creative vision which leads to impact. Partnering with the LUNAR leadership team, the Design Director will be an advocate of the LUNAR vision and brand and will help build and develop both internally and externally. At LUNAR, you’ll be responsible for engaging clients and projects with design values of beauty, ingenuity, and delight while delivering impact throughout key design output.

As Design Director, you will, along with other creative leaders, serve to inspire our internal teams. You will ensure design quality on client engagements – providing art direction of vision and process in partnership with fellow Sr.leaders – and be responsible for strategically managing creative vision on multiple projects. You are known and seen as an influencer in the design community. You thrive at the front end of building design-led relationships with key clients, and are motivated by being a compelling and energetic advocate of the value of design. You are creative, passionate, and are unwilling to compromise your drive to create stunning and engaging designed experiences that make a difference to our clients, their brand, and their customers.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience. B.A. or B.S. Degree (or equivalent) in Industrial Design
  • Broad experience in CPG, Consumer Electronics, Life Sciences. Experience in-house as well as with consultancies. International experience a plus
  • Advanced ideation capabilities, holistic view, and high-level of confidence and articulation of design approach and POV. Strong aesthetic and storytelling skills
  • Elevate design competency through all capabilities (CPG, Life Sciences, I&S, UX and Engineering). Establish design directions that inspire and infuse projects with deeper meaning and authentic stories
  • Responsible for structuring the team, ID processes, and tools
  • Skilled communicator. Highly organized. Experienced in collaborating with Research/UX Designers, UI/UX Designers and Engineers, as well as managing contractors and vendors
  • Mentor and inspire the growth of a highly motivated and passionate ID team
  • Desire to play an active role in hiring new ID team members
  • Unique ideation process and sketching style, exploration and/or validation mock-up
  • Confident in facilitating and organizing client strategy workshops and/or brainstorms
  • Proficient in 3D CAD (SWX, Rhino OK) rendering packages, and Adobe CS

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Creative Lead
Chicago studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

As a Creative Lead at LUNAR, you will solve complex problems from a diverse set of perspectives, contexts and research inputs, while applying your own informed views and taste. Charged with helping lead client engagements and guiding other members of their design team, you will define and drive the design process moving from insights to ideas, threading design and business thinking together to deliver inventive, durable and thoughtful, solutions from concept to launch.

You will bring a sense of vision, strategy, and a strong and unique point of view and will challenge Industrial Design boundaries to create work that stands out in a meaningful and impactful way. You will design innovations beyond the product.

You will bring your extensive experience to the team be a mentor and source of constant inspiration. Creative Leads at LUNAR work in a very collaborative way among internal teams such as: Research, Engineering and McKinsey consultants. You will bring products to market and understand the systems, challenges and solutions to various manufacturing processes. You will be a leader in crafting the project vision that will translate into exceptional products and programs.

You will interact with and present to clients. You will be a key player at the front end of a project and will identify strategic opportunities where design makes a difference, and will establish design directions that inspire and infuse projects with deeper meaning and authentic stories. You are confident in organizing and facilitating client and LUNAR team workshops and brainstorms. You will keep strengthening the vision and will deliver on the outcome from start to finish.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience
  • B.A. or B.S. (or equivalent) in Industrial Design
  • Unique ideation process and sketching style, exploration and/or validation mock-up
  • Confidence in facilitating and organizing client strategy workshops and/or brainstorms
  • High level of confidence and articulation of your design approach and POV
  • Broad experience of projects in Consumer Electronics, Lifestyle, CPG, Life Science
  • Experience in-house, as well as consultancies - international experience is a plus
  • Proficient in 3D CAD (SWX, Rhino OK), rendering packages, and Adobe CS

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Industrial Designer
Chicago studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

Clients come to LUNAR to instill charisma, beauty and ingenuity into their products and our designers are the cornerstone of this capability, working hand-in-hand with our engineers, clients and suppliers to achieve unparalleled results. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

LUNAR is looking for a designer who will bring a new creative energy to the table with designs that are refined, considered, and forward-thinking. For this position, we are looking for someone with amazing skills in 3D, as well as 2D, and are hoping you'll impress us with your graphic, packaging and branding design chops.

Desired Skills

You've done your research and you're not looking to work for just any award-winning design firm; you are excited to work for LUNAR. You have earned at least a B.A. in Industrial Design and have 0-3 years of work experience.

Your vision is unique, your point of view is distinctive, and your aesthetic sensibility is well developed and ahead of the rest. You're serious about design, yet you don't take yourself too seriously. Creative and passionate, you also possess exceptional verbal presentation skills and you play well with others. You are eager to challenge Industrial Design boundaries to create work that stands out in a meaningful and impactful way.

Your sketching and rendering skills are nothing short of remarkable, and you're well versed in 2D and 3D computer software. You also have more than just a resume to show us - you've put together a portfolio of work that wows our design team, our engineers, and everyone in between.

Qualifications:

  • 0-3 years of experience
  • Bachelor or Master Degree (or equivalent) in Industrial Design
  • Unique ideation process and sketching style, form/expression exploration, mock-up and experimentation
  • Confidence in your design approach and POV
  • Proficient in 3D CAD (SWX, Rhino preferred), rendering packages (Keyshot, Cinema 4D), and the Adobe suite

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Senior Industrial Designer
Chicago studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

Clients come to LUNAR to instill charisma, beauty and ingenuity into their products and our designers are the cornerstone of this capability, working hand-in-hand with our engineers, clients and suppliers to achieve unparalleled results. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

LUNAR is looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Industrial Designer to lead projects in our Chicago office. The ideal candidate must have an insatiably inquisitive mind and exceptional design skills, while simultaneously possessing a strong presence both in the office, as well as in the industrial design community. This special senior designer is at the top of his/her skills in giving form and solving problems for a variety of products in consumer, technology, medical products and packaging design.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design leadership and execution on projects
  • Leading and inspiring LUNAR design advancement and culture
  • Client interactions – presentation preparation

Desired Skills

Your ability to design and inspire others to create unique and breakthrough design is critical, however your success leading design teams and projects is just as important. You must have impressive visual design skills and be experienced in all phases of the design process, including working knowledge of design research & strategy, usability & human factors, and documentation creation.

Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of experience overall and/or experience in a similar position
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
  • Excellent communication skills - list required/preferred language capabilities
  • Industrial Design problem solving and expression/form giving
  • Management of the design process activities, drive decisions and assist in resource planning
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with LUNAR leadership
  • Unique understanding of global trends in design and CMF (Color, Materials and Finishes)
  • Inspiring technical skills in 2D and 3D programs
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and engineering principles
  • Strong knowledge of user experience design processes and principles
  • Ability to promote and maintain the LUNAR brand, approach and accomplishments
  • Exceptional visual design skills

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Senior Industrial Designer
Singapore City studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey and LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

You will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

You’ll be responsible for design leadership and execution on projects. You will be leading and inspiring LUNAR design advancement and culture and preparing presentations for clients. You’ll leverage your experience and skills to give form to and solve problems for a variety of products in consumer, technology, medical products and packaging design. You’ll also help to promote and maintain the LUNAR brand, our approach and our accomplishments.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
  • 5-8 years of experience overall and/or experience in a similar position
  • Management of the design process activities, drive decisions and assist in resource planning
  • Unique understanding of global trends in design and CMF (Color, Materials and Finishes)
  • Inspiring technical skills in 2D and 3D programs; exceptional visual design skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and engineering principles
  • Strong knowledge of user experience design processes and principles
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Engineering Intern - Undergrad or Graduate Student
Summer, 3-month internship
San Francisco studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

Clients come to LUNAR to instill charisma, beauty and ingenuity into their products and our engineers are the cornerstone of this capability, working hand-in-hand with our designers, clients and suppliers to achieve unparalleled results. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

LUNAR is looking for an exceptionally talented Engineering Interns who are eager to contribute and learn while working alongside our mechanical engineering, industrial design and interaction design teams. Engineering at LUNAR demands exceptional mechanical conceptualization, analysis and visualization skills. Also essential are flawless communication skills (spoken, written and sketched), creative thinking, sound judgment, organization, diplomacy, thoroughness, professionalism, humor, and an uncanny desire to do great work.

As an engineering intern, you will gain first-hand experience designing innovative products with our mechanical engineering, industrial design, and interaction design teams. Interns may interact directly with clients, contribute to concept, layout and part development, create prototypes, perform stress analysis, develop in-house procedures and tools, or study new technologies for future use.

Desired Skills

You must be highly self-motivated with achievements that demonstrate this. You should have a gleam in your eye, a hunger to learn and help, and an ability to communicate effectively. You must be currently enrolled in a mechanical engineering or product design program, and have already taken basic physics, engineering statics, and dynamics. You have hands-on prototyping experience and are comfortable modeling in 3D CAD (ProE or Solidworks a plus).

Summer internships are usually full-time for 3 months, with start/end dates flexible depending on your availability. You will be responsible for all of your living arrangements while working at our SF studio.

To Apply

Submit the following to internsf@lunar.com with Engineering Intern in the subject line:

  • Resume – Let us know what relevant work you've done.
  • Cover Letter – Let us know you can communicate well in the written language. Why are you our ideal choice for a future intern?
  • Portfolio – PDF format. URLs accepted as supplements to the PDF version. Portfolio should include examples of your work that help us to understand your experience and capabilities. Show us a few projects – school, work, or personal – that demonstrate that you can work through a problem and can present the process and solution clearly. This includes defining the problem (why is this product important? what makes it different?), brainstorming, generating concepts (please include both CAD and sketches – they don't need to be pretty, they just need to be clear), making mock-ups and models, and presenting the final design.

Complete applications will be accepted until March 15th.

We'll let you know that we've received your materials. If you look like a good fit, we'll conduct either a phone or a face-to-face interview.

Post-Graduate Engineering Intern
Jan-June and July-Dec, 6 month internship
San Francisco studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

Clients come to LUNAR to instill charisma, beauty and ingenuity into their products and our engineers are the cornerstone of this capability, working hand-in-hand with our designers, clients and suppliers to achieve unparalleled results. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

LUNAR is looking for an exceptionally talented engineers who are eager to contribute and learn while working alongside our mechanical engineering, industrial design and interaction design teams. Engineering at LUNAR demands exceptional mechanical conceptualization, analysis and visualization skills. Also essential are flawless communication skills (spoken, written and sketched), creative thinking, sound judgment, organization, diplomacy, thoroughness, professionalism, humor, and an uncanny desire to do great work.

As an post-graduate engineering intern, you will gain first-hand experience designing innovative products with our mechanical engineering, industrial design, and interaction design teams. Interns may interact directly with clients, contribute to concept, layout and part development, create prototypes, perform stress analysis, develop in-house procedures and tools, or study new technologies for future use.

Desired Skills

You must be highly self-motivated with achievements that demonstrate this. You should have a gleam in your eye, a hunger to learn and help, and an ability to communicate effectively. You should be a recent graduate of a mechanical engineering or product design program or an engineer looking to gain experience in product design. You have hands-on prototyping experience and are comfortable modeling in 3D CAD (ProE or Solidworks a plus).

Post-graduate internships are usually full-time for 6 months, with start/end dates flexible depending on your availability. You will be responsible for all of your living arrangements while working at our SF studio.

To Apply

Submit the following to internsf@lunar.com with Post-Graduate Engineering Intern in the subject line:

  • Resume – Let us know what relevant work you've done.
  • Cover Letter – In the email body, let us know you can communicate well in the written language. Why are you our ideal choice for a future intern?
  • Portfolio – PDF format. URLs accepted as supplements to the PDF version. Portfolio should include examples of your work that help us to understand your experience and capabilities. Show us a few projects – school, work, or personal – that demonstrate that you can work through a problem and can present the process and solution clearly. This includes defining the problem (why is this product important? what makes it different?), brainstorming, generating concepts (please include both CAD and sketches – they don't need to be pretty, they just need to be clear), making mock-ups and models, and presenting the final design.

Complete applications will be accepted until April 15th for July-December and Oct 15th for January-June.

We'll let you know that we've received your materials. If you look like a good fit, we'll conduct either a phone or a face-to-face interview.

Design Researcher
Singapore City studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating stand out product experiences, including everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, for the world’s leading brands. It is now part of McKinsey & Company.
This new partnership provides clients a full-spectrum offering that combines McKinsey’s depth and impact in management consulting, business strategy and operations with LUNAR’s unmatched capability in design, engineering, and insights.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is looking for a Design Researcher who will be responsible for defining, leading, and executing qualitative research projects, and synthesizing learnings into actionable recommendations.

Design research provides the insights that inspire, inform, and validate design.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-6 years of experience overall and/or experience in a similar position
  • Familiarity with qualitative research methods and curiosity about how quantitative research methods can integrate into the design research agenda
  • Must have experience leading projects from start to finish (research planning to insights)
  • Ability to make a recommendation on methodology, scope a project, draft a screener to recruit research participants, and conduct ethnographic observations and contextual interviews
  • Experience managing research engagements in client-facing roles, particularly in the realm of physical products and services
  • Curious and agile mind that easily makes connections between diverse industries and experiences
  • Good feel for storytelling, strong presentation skills, and experience working collaboratively with designers
  • Ability to lead through influence rather than chain of command
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and openness to feedback from design, strategy, and other disciplines
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Senior Design Researcher
Chicago & San Francisco studios

Overview

LUNAR is a design and innovation consultancy acquired by McKinsey & Company in May 2015. Our evolving partnership connects imagination with application to design products, services, and experiences that create sustainable growth for our clients – and that people love. We call this union Design Impact. Founded in 1984, LUNAR has studios in San Francisco, Chicago, and Singapore and is part of McKinsey Design, a diverse group of over 300 design experts.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is looking for Senior Design Researchers in our Chicago or San Francisco studios.

Equal parts thinker and doer, you are creatively curious and eager to help shape the future of the Insights & Strategy practice in a rapidly growing studio.

LUNAR’s Insights & Strategy practice unites end-users, clients, and internal teams to fuel innovation and create outstanding design. With three decades of experience in product design and development, we’ve learned from hundreds of real product successes that asking (and answering) the right questions makes all the difference.

Design Researchers frame their insights through the lens of the customer, but with an understanding of competitive landscape, product positioning, brand strategy, and other key business drivers. You will lead a range of design engagements, from product and service innovation to identifying new opportunity spaces.

You should have in-depth knowledge and experience in conducting and synthesizing both primary and secondary research into actionable insights. You’ll lead day-do-day research work, working closely with teams of industrial designers, mechanical engineers, and traditional McKinsey consultants to translate analyses and insights into specific and actionable recommendations. This may include defining how consumer insight can inform strategic issues, scoping and designing research projects, writing surveys or guides, and structuring and analyzing data.

You’ll create persuasive presentations that tell a compelling story using strong writing, thoughtful imagery, and clear visual information design. You’ll lead client-facing workshops to define objectives and success criteria, inform project direction, and make substantiated recommendations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7+ years of experience in product design, strategy consulting, and/or entrepreneurial product development; at least 2 years in a consulting environment
  • Strong understanding of, interest in, and passion for design
  • Seasoned qualitative researcher with exposure to a variety of methodologies, e.g. field research and ethnography, IDIs, co-creation and prototyping, engaging users remotely, survey design and analysis, segmentation studies
  • Creativity and the urge to experiment when it comes to insights and the design thinking process (i.e., willing and able to go beyond traditional methods when appropriate)
  • Genuine interest in collaboration – we work in teams across diverse skill sets, problem-solving styles, and levels of seniority
  • Confident and versatile communicator – able to put consumers at ease, inspire designers with visual storytelling, or convey authoritative insights to a senior client
  • Familiarity with Keynote, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and other creative software is a plus

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.