Creative Lead - LUNAR


  • 8+ years of experience
  • B.A. or B.S. (or equivalent) in 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

Who You'll Work With

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

LUNAR has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, and is now part of McKinsey & Company. The acquisition of LUNAR added 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.

What You'll Do

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 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.

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