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We are looking for a creative strategist to join our brand and communications team.

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About us

Bakken & Bæck is a design and development studio working out of Oslo, Amsterdam, Bonn, London and Barcelona. Building digital products, brands and businesses, we help ambitious companies identify, explore and respond to new opportunities.

From defining the future home with IKEA to building decentralised platforms with Coinbase, we are in the business of breaking new grounds. As one international team across offices, we have all the skill-sets needed to help businesses adapt to an increasingly complex world.

We’re committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels comfortable, regardless of your identity, experiences and beliefs. We want BB to be a place where you can try out new things with the risk of failing, where you can take ownership over your own work without being micromanaged, and where there’s a low barrier for coming up with ideas — no matter your job title or discipline.

Work-life balance shouldn’t be a perk, but a given. We strongly believe in flexibility, knowing that creativity doesn’t always happen between 9 and 5. At BB you’ll be given a lot of freedom, which means managing your own priorities, trying out new things and working a flexible hours’ scheme.

About the role

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of how brands can connect with audiences in meaningful ways and be familiar with leading and collaborating as part of the creative design process — being able to guide both companies and collaborators through projects.

As a brand and communications team, it’s our aim to explore and implement new modes of interaction that evoke meaningful and inclusive connections between human beings and their technological surroundings. Combining strategy, storytelling and technology, we create bespoke and resilient digital scenarios that help brands to transmit their identity, ideas and stories in ways that create meaningful connections with their audiences.

As a strategist, you will play an integral part in defining, framing and writing insight-driven strategies to drive strong creative solutions across numerous projects and pitches. You will use strategic and research methods to guide companies through moments of transformation, helping them create a shared language around new complexities, while making sure they stay true to their core values.

The strategic work will be divided in roughly three parts

  1. Scope, plan, design, and lead strategic phases for our brand and communications work — from conducting stakeholder interviews and facilitating workshops, to building brand strategies and frameworks
  2. Work alongside brand designers, art directors and copywriters to ideate and build creative concepts across a wide range of outputs (brand strategies, brand identities, films, digital scenarios, communication strategies and more)
  3. Consolidate all findings and insights in well-written, clear and aspirational strategic work that can either stand alone, or serve as the foundation for further creative work

Qualifications

  • 5+ years full-time experience in a branding or design studio
  • Experience with leading and scoping strategy work within creative digital design, branding and/or comms projects
  • Proven ability to conceive and develop solid foundations for creative projects, ranging from defining tones of voice to outlining roll-out strategies
  • Ability to create excitement around (tech- and product-driven) opportunity spaces and trends, and communicate those to both creative and corporate audiences
  • Excellent storytelling capabilities, with a knack for translating complex ideas into concise yet compelling narratives
  • Fluency in English (both verbally and in writing)

    What you can look forward to
  • Independence — BB is an independently-owned studio. We have the freedom to orient towards the projects we believe in, create a culture that is driven by people with small egos and huge hearts, and invest in long-term relationships with partners whose ambitions match our own.
  • Autonomy — Our culture is built on autonomy, responsibility and mutual trust. Instead of being prescribed a way to do things, we have the freedom to explore and develop our own methods and approaches, and to learn by doing.
  • Flexibility — We all have different needs when it comes to how we work. We are flexible on working hours, open to workations, and can provide opportunities to relocate to one of our other offices, as long as it doesn't hinder our projects and our team’s progress.
  • Continuous Learning — We want to invest in your growth. You will receive an annual allowance to invest in a course, class or conference — whatever you need to stay inspired and learn new things.
  • Doing things together — Collaboration lies at the core of our culture. Whether through trips or team dinners, we prioritise bonding experiences across offices when we can, fostering camaraderie and creativity.
  • Our offices — We have invested in creating welcoming spaces that provide our teams with what they need. Beyond the day-to-day, we use our offices to host team events, talks and parties.
Apply
  • Generalhello@bakkenbaeck.com
  • New Businesspartnerships@bakkenbaeck.com
  • Press & Mediapress@bakkenbaeck.com
(OSLO)

BAKKEN & BÆCK AS
TRONDHEIMSVEIEN 135
0570 OSLO
NORWAY

(AMSTERDAM)

BAKKEN & BÆCK B.V.
VAN DIEMENSTRAAT 38
1013NH AMSTERDAM
THE NETHERLANDS

(BONN)

BAKKEN & BAECK GMBH
FÜRSTENSTRASSE 2-4
53111 BONN
GERMANY

(LONDON)

BAKKEN & BAECK LTD
23 ENGLEFIELD RD
LONDON N1 4JX
UNITED KINGDOM

(BARCELONA)

BAKKEN & BÆCK S.L.
C. DE PAMPLONA 59
08005 BARCELONA
SPAIN