Full-time Position

Austin, TX

Director of Strategy

Handsome seeks a creative and business-minded, experience-centric Director of Strategy to evolve and expand our Strategy and Experience Design practice.

Handsome is a fast-growing experience design and end-to-end innovation agency based in Austin, TX. We’re a hardworking group of strategists, researchers, designers, and technologists and we take our work seriously. We’re passionate and rigorous about our human-centered design process and this is the main driver for the success of our work and our agency.

We work on design and innovation projects ranging from brand strategy to full-scale digital transformation and implementation. Our work is driven by human-centered research and strategy, and we compliment that approach with strong brand, visual, and product design capabilities alongside a highly capable web, mobile, and emerging tech engineering team. Clients include FedEx, Facebook, Visa, Home Depot as well as emerging middle-market disruptors.

About the Role


As the Director of Strategy, you will nurture and grow an industry-leading team, at the forefront of holistic experience design and strategy. You will bring your creative agency experience to forge new competitive capabilities that other agencies haven’t yet dreamed of. You will also cultivate and grow client business, drive thought leadership for the agency, and participate in developing new business. The Director of Strategy will lead all phases of strategy for our clients, and direct a team of diverse strategists and experience designers.

About Your Team

Experience Design and Strategy at Handsome is core to our unique approach and success with outstanding client engagements. They excel at surfacing opportunities and meaning for our clients and communicating our recommendations with powerful storytelling grounded in robust data. They collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to define the vision, strategic framework, and potential solutions to drive innovation. They are multi-faceted critical thinkers, designers, researchers, and a core component of the Handsome DNA and philosophy.

About You

  • You thrive in a fast-paced, highly creative environment with diverse clients with even more diverse problems to be solved.
  • You are passionate about Design and design, in all its shapes and flavors.
  • You are energized by creativity, have a high bar for innovation, and love inspiring others.
  • You are a big picture thinker, always zooming out to create the right level of context to frame opportunities and direct teams and clients to impactful solutions.
  • You are also a deep systems thinker, able to absorb and synthesize large amounts of data, to substantiate the big picture.
  • You are the voice in the room always tying everything back to business value - you love connecting the dots between user insights, creative ideas, technological solutions, and creating the business case(s) to make them real.
  • You are at your core, numbers-driven. You are at your best when you are quantifying solutions, sizing markets, providing validations for qualitative insights, and building revenue models.


If this sounds like you, get in touch with us to learn more.


Interested? 

Send us a message at careers@handsome.is with your résumé, portfolio of relevant work and anything else you wish us to see and consider.