It's like the UX craze all over again, but this time it's Service Designers who are being increasingly sought after as more and more organisations realise the benefits a revised look at the complete end-to-end journey of a service can bring.
We are getting an increasing amount of Service Design briefs in across a variety of clients, from Government Services and Retailers through to Consultancies and Specialist Agencies.
Some of the briefs will vary in terms of seniority and experience but they all require candidates who’ve at least worked on a handful dedicated Service Design projects with deliverable such as service blueprints, end-to-end journey maps and strategic business consultation alongside many familiar UX Research methodologies and findings.
You will apply user-centered design methods to translate user needs, business objectives, and technology capabilities into logical, cost-effective and seemless end-to-end, holistic solutions and experiences.
Contracts typically tend to be between 3, 6 or 12 months long. We have a few live right now and more in the pipeline.
Many clients will expect you to come from a UX background potentially but some are more open given the business focus these roles have. Regardless, these roles won’t be for you if new and wanting to get into Service Design. Nor are they suitable if you’ve just worked on end-to-end UX projects (although I’ll happily talk to you about other UX-focussed contracts). You’ll need to have worked as a Service Designer in previous roles I’m afraid. But again, some roles are more senior than others, so as long as you have some genuine commercial experience as Service Designer it’s worth applying.
If you could be interested and available now or sometime soon, then get in touch!