Are you looking to join a team of creative, curious, and passionate strategists, researchers, systems-minded designers, and business thinkers?
If so, check out any openings below.

Senior Design Researcher
Senior Design Researcher

Senior Design Researcher

Columbus, Ohio

Do you love applying generative design research methodologies for the front-end of design development? Do you believe that everyone is inherently creative and that by bringing together stakeholders, users, and businesses we can discover and solve for unmet user needs? Do you like working with multidisciplinary teams to tackle big challenges (i.e. healthcare, financial services, retail, etc.)?


If so...


Stratos Innovation Group is looking for a mid-level Design Research Lead to join our team! The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of professional experience in design research for services OR have a Master’s Degree in Design Research, or a similar field, with hands-on experience to share.


You may be a good fit for this position if...

You’re a pro at:

  • Creating and implementing custom-made research methods
  • Facilitating one-on-one interviews and small group sessions
  • Analyzing and synthesizing qualitative data
  • Visually translating research insights for effective communication
  • Connecting basic business challenges to design strategy outcomes

You have experience with:

  • Leading design research projects and executing the research plan with the given resources of time, people, and materials
  • Interacting with clients
  • Managing and collaborating with junior design researchers on project work
  • Creating low-fidelity prototyping activities when a project requires giving shape to concepts

You are:

  • self-motivated
  • a holistic thinker
  • flexible, yet organized
  • a good communicator
  • a person with deep empathy for the end-user but also a passion to help organizations transform so they can better serve their customers and employees
  • one who has high standards for qualitative research
  • comfortable with ambiguity


Please email your resume, cover letter, and portfolio (or link to your website) to Please do not send attachments over 15MB.


Stratos Culture:

Adventurous, Quirky, Diverse, Authentic, Empathetic, Transparent, Involved


Stratos Core Values:

Co-Creativity, Integrity, Generosity, Holistic Thinking, Ingenuity, Systematic Thinking