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Brand Strategist

Portland, OR

We’re looking for a creative systems thinker who loves brands, from the stories they tell to how they respond to trends and market shifts. The Brand Strategist should be experienced in creating and communicating actionable strategies.

At Ziba, brand strategy is a creative discipline. As a Brand Strategist, you will create briefs to guide and inspire our clients as well as multi-disciplinary teams about the brands they are designing for. Each project is different and presents different questions and challenges. The best way to think about this role is as a mix of research, analysis and creation. You’ll never have the same day twice... we promise.

You Are:

  • Driven to create - the visual and verbal brief is your art form
  • Someone who strikes an elegant balance between rigor and intuition
  • Open to possibility and able to flourish in ambiguity
  • Passionate about the discipline of design and how it helps shape brands
  • Comfortable working in cross-disciplinary teams in a variety of fields

You Can:

  • Create brand frames and promise statements
  • Create competitive landscapes and assess brand positions
  • Create discussion guides and conduct expert interviews with high-level stakeholders
  • Craft and lead client workshops and presentations
  • Contribute to design ethnography via planning, observation and synthesis
  • Collaborate with copywriters and design teams to create brand identities, messaging and experience systems

You Have:

  • Experience creating brand strategies that achieve objectives andare actionable for clients and multi-disciplinary design and marketing teams
  • Strong writing skills
  • 5+ years experience creating or repositioning brandsHow we’ll support you:

As a Brand Strategist, you’ll be expected to leverage your existing experience and skills in the pursuit of creating exceptional brands. In return, we will help you grow professionally through peer mentorship in an environment of constant learning and exploration. We expect you to start running on day one, but we’ll be right there running with you.

What to send us:

  • A one-page resume and a link to your portfolio or samples of relevant work that demonstrate your process.
  • A brief introduction letter listing a few of your favorite brand experiences and why you love them.

What we offer:

  • Medical, dental, vision, HSA, and life insurance benefits are standard
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Unlimited FTO policy, plus a generous holiday policy (6 paid holidays + the week between December 24th - January 1st off)
  • 401k matching
  • Incentive plan for profit sharing
  • Family leave plan

Our innovative and effective employee initiatives have earned recognition with the prestigious When Work Works Award. Read more here.

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Ziba Design is an equal opportunity employer and eagerly awaiting BIPOC applications.

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