Design Innovation Associate

Location: NY

Kelton is a strategy consultancy that creates consumer-oriented business solutions based on core human truths. We create brand relevance and resonance for our clients, by taking a creative, thoughtful and rigorous approach to interpreting insights, developing strategies, and designing solutions that deliver on consumer desires.  We have a leadership team made up of seasoned research, communications, marketing, and innovation/design professionals; thus there is ample opportunity to learn and grow every day.  We are proud of having an entrepreneurial, start-up culture where training is very “hands on” and there’s an atmosphere in which teams are tight and colleagues really help each other.

We serve as a strategic partner to a broad array of cross-industry clients including Target, GE, Viacom, Pfizer, Bloomingdale’s, Domino’s, and 8 of the 10 largest PR firms in the country.  With our consumer insights and research platform, we’ve built a team that is uniquely positioned to develop solutions for clients that keep their customers at the center of their strategy, marketing, and innovation efforts. 

Job Description

From advertising, produce, and system-based concepts to information and environmental design and planning, whatever we think our clients want/need, you will be expected to deliver in a flexible, task-oriented and efficient manner.  We generate a ton of data and insights on what makes people tick and how businesses can evolve with people – your job will be to help translate this information into smart, easy-to-understand and beautiful design to tell visually-compelling stories.

Based in our New York office, this position is a direct report to the Design lead, also based in New York. You will be expected to work with designers, quantitative and qualitative researchers and strategists in our other offices and share projects, ideas, and responsibilities.


Skills / Experience

A creative with strong design, digital and conceptual skills, committed work ethic, positive attitude, sense of humor, ability to juggle multiple projects — plus one more — and the skills to work across platforms (print, digital, mobile, environmental). A good communicator, with strong project management and strategic thinking skills.  You have a design or design-related degree in a relevant discipline.  If you’re a recent graduate with the right portfolio, skills and attitude, you should still apply.

The job is cool because you get to work on all sorts of projects on the world’s leading brands to bring help them align better with consumer needs and insights. There is a lot of autonomy and potential to strut your stuff for initiatives you believe in.  The ability to handle multiple projects across a variety of mediums, budget time and deliver on every deadline is a must; the entire team works hard and will expect you to do the same.

To be considered for this position, please send your WORD or PDF resume and cover letter via email to with Design Innovation Associate in the subject line.

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