Design Thinking Consultant

Atlanta, GA | Freelance | Job ID #46117 |
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Onward Search is hiring a Design Thinking Consultant for a technology consulting company by the new Braves Stadium!

Provide Design Thinking support using Design Thinking principles, including:

  • Planning Design Thinking workshops and activities for both internal and external Clients, including the development of workshop context/agendas, etc.
  • Identifying required research, developing research plans, assigning and conducting pre-workshop research, analysis, and synthesis
  • Conducting Design Thinking workshops using the Stanford 5-step process (Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test)
  • Coordinating and managing post-workshop artifact and prototype production with diverse internal and external production teams
  • Coordinating iterative prototype review/testing, including vetting with internal and external teams and Clients
  • Delivery and presentation of workshop results and prototypes to clients
  • Provide Design Thinking support to Account Executives, Account Managers and Solution Directors as required as potential innovation opportunities within new/existing accounts are identified
  • Create and manage Design Thinking artifacts and processes
  • Train and mentor Clients and other team members on Design Thinking principles and techniques
  • Work to make the Company a “design-led” organization
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, IT, Business, or related fields / commiserate experience
  • 5+ years of experience leading Design Thinking workshops and all related activities, designing solutions that balance user needs, commercial interests, and technological constraints, and including design strategy, service design, design research
  • Experience in planning and execution of Client design projects through a holistic understanding of Client’s problem area, iterative solution designs, executive stakeholder management and integration of the Company's business & technical experts
  • Experience as a design lead for Client engagements on a project basis, from idea to prototype to product
  • Experience in Design Thinking or human-centered methods to identify unmet customer, market and institutional needs with a demonstrated track record of creating new design concepts or business strategies to meet those needs
  • Experience planning and conducting design research: quantitative and qualitative research and synthesizing to provide insights, identify opportunities, and generate conceptual frameworks
  • 2+ years of project leadership experience (business/IT innovation related)
  • 2+ years of experience creating and using prototypes (low-fidelity and high-fidelity) to visualize and improve ideas
  • Demonstrated experience working on cross-cultural and multidisciplinary teams
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills that can facilitate discussion to include C-level executives
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated as well as within cross-functional teams (Client and internal)


  • Advanced degree (MBA, Design Thinking)
  • 3+ years of experience in design tools
  • Strong strategic thinking and business knowledge
  • Experience in use of IT related process design and analysis toolsets
  • Experience with latest Design Thinking, Ideation, and Prototyping techniques
  • Experience with the principles of Digital Transformation
  • Experience with other Innovation frameworks/techniques

*Portfolio Required*



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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