Strategist | NY

At Rapt, we believe that the most compelling experiences are grounded in truth. A company’s authentic truths lie at the intersection of the value they offer, the needs and desires of their audience, and their culture and principles.

Strategists are Rapt’s truth-seekers, helping our clients to understand and articulate what makes them meaningful to the world. They also help our own creative teams ensure that every design is grounded in purpose and story, and craft frameworks for presenting creative work effectively. Along the way, they uncover deeper challenges that deserve our attention.

What are we looking for?


  • 5+ years of professional experience as a strategist
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, psychology, design, or related field
  • Strong writing skills and an ability to help clients define their verbal identities
  • Experience conducting qualitative research and using it to inform brand, service, and experience design
  • An ability to see the big picture, synthesize insights, and translate them into frameworks for brand strategy and design thinking


The ideal candidate is:

  • A flexible thinker with good instincts and high empathy
  • A fun, creative, collaborative individual who’s unafraid to try new things and think outside the box
  • A simplifier who sees a path forward through complicated ideas and conflicting opinions, and who can communicate this path with clarity, conviction, and purpose
  • A team player with experience working interdisciplinarily and collaborating closely with design teams
  • A lover of language who’s confident and articulate
  • A clear communicator who has experience working directly with clients, and who can build a positive relationship while standing behind a team’s work

What does Rapt Studio offer you?

We put great stock in our staff; everyone owns a piece of the entire business through our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). This ensures that our success is founded on solid teamwork, individual accomplishment, and serious work. We also provide all our staff with excellent offerings which include medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan (plus Rapt contribution), and a starting PTO policy of four weeks (20 total days).

Apply via the form here or by emailing your resume and portfolio to Be sure to reference the position and studio location you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Please note, we cannot accept phone calls related to employment applications. If we find you to be a fit, we will reach out.

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