Grand Studio

Senior Research Designer (Full Time)

Full-Time in Chicago, IL - Remote OK

Senior Designer // Research Design

At Grand Studio, our teams collaborate to explore digital products and services in a consulting environment. At our studio, not only do our designers, both full-time and contract, contribute to the success of client projects, everyone is invited to help build our culture and design practice with us. That means we look for people who care about their craft, care about their teammates, and most importantly, care about humanity.

Our Senior Designers are passionate about finding the right design methodologies to craft unique approaches to challenging client projects. They help project teams with everything from uncovering actionable insights around customers to designing the most compelling digital products and services grounded in user value. They are versatile to help determine project strategy, mentor teammates, and create client deliverables.

We invite you to be a part of the journey of evolving a consultancy fit for designers, built by designers.

A great Senior Research Designer at Grand Studio often has...

  • Professional design experience (consulting/agency experience is extra handy)
  • A rich understanding of the research process to inform product strategy and design solutions
  • Experience in communicating with technology teams and other stakeholder groups
  • Fluent in tools needed to conduct research activities, from analog to digital
  • Experienced in communicating with recruiters and other stakeholder groups
  • Comfortable in creating research insights presentations and stakeholder workshops
  • The drive and autonomy to work well independently in a remote environment but also an ease for communication and collaboration during team working sessions

What you can expect from us…

Employee perks

  • Employer-paid health, dental and vision benefits package and ancillary benefits package (life insurance, commuter, FSA + DCFSA)
  • 401K with employer match
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Remote working

Career empowerment

  • Allocated to one project at a time, you’ll have complete focus to do your very best work
  • No account managers / no telephone games: our teams are responsible for moving the engagement forward with clients
  • No time tracking! We operate on a weekly billing schedule for clients
  • A learning budget and conference program attendance
  • Mentorship opportunities with our Directors to continue building your career


  • Collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment
  • Wellness perks: Class Pass membership and optional studio-wide fitness classes
  • Remote friendly events, team and office lunches, and celebrations

Bring your whole self to work

Grand Studio believes that teams diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective create better work. We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone, from any background, feels included and supported to do their best work.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or the interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contacts us to request accommodation.

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.

Please be sure to include work samples, it could be in the form of your website, a PDF, a dropbox link- we don’t care, we just want to see work that shows expertise in designing for complex digital products or services grounded in what's possible, what's helpful and what the business can support. All submissions without this will not be considered.