When this client of ours has an opening, innovation specialists get very excited, and with good reason: It’s one of the coolest, sharpest, most exciting shops on Planet Earth. It’s looking for a proven creator to join its diverse and extremely talented team, to bring out-of-the-blue, cross-disciplinary solutions to some of the best-known brands . . . on, uh, Planet Earth.
The Nitty Gritty
Your work will sit right at the very sexiest intersection of design, tech, business, and psychology – plus whatever niche-y specialty you might call yours (fashion, architecture, food, medicine, pharma, finance, retail, &c &c &c). You’ll be tasked with ginning up what any sane person would refer to as an insane amount of ideas for your clients. And we’re not just talking about casual add-ons to existing stuff. No, you’ll be expected to take the richness of your expertise and experience to come up with brand-new solutions that cut across department lines and synthesize disparate threads in a way that no one else has thought of.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
Now is the moment of payoff for that lifelong intellectual restlessness of yours, that aesthetic and cerebral wanderlust that your parents called a lack of focus but that you’ve always known in your heart was a kind of gift. Because for this job, we really are looking for people whose minds and inclinations go in sometimes polar opposite directions, right-brain and left-brain, physical and intellectual, Shakespeare and chemistry, painting and programming. What sets you apart, though, from the merely unfocused is your ability to draw successfully upon the disparate compartments of your personality and to create from them things that are greater than the sum of their parts. What you take from archery you can apply to urban design; what you learn from French cooking stimulates an idea for a better movie-theater experience.
Chances are that you haven’t been sitting in-house at a brand doing the same thing for any appreciable period of time. Instead, you’ve likely been applying your unique talents to the problems facing a diverse clientele. And here’s the kicker: You’ve got an absolute crap-ton of great creations to show for it.
Tell us what makes you unique and show us how that has translated into cross-vertical solutions you’ve built.
The lucky Gun who lands this gig will be joining a fascinating group of innovators at a firm with immense 21st-century cachet.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.