Founded in 2009 by a Cognitive Science Ph.D., we recognize today's biggest business challenges can only be solved by examining and building upon human cognition.


Brilliant provides a custom blend of research techniques to best serve your needs. From qualitative to quantitative; immediate to longitudinal. We employ our expertise in psychology and user experience for deep insight analysis to understand the ‘Why’ of human behavior and craft the right experience for your audience.


John Whalen, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
Principal, UX Strategy

Jennifer Foster
Principal, Business Strategy
& Operations


Open Positions

Senior UX Researcher

We're looking for experienced researchers to plan, execute and report on innovative UX strategy and design projects. In this role you'll work directly with client and internal teams to fully define the research approach, facilitate and moderate research and test sessions, and perform data analysis to identify strategic insights. You'll own and lead research studies from start to finish and participate in all aspects of study design and execution. BA/BS degree or equivalent in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive or Experimental Psychology or related field required.

Junior Researcher

We are currently seeking junior associates to aid our various research projects and provide support for user experience studies of all kinds, from testing to strategy to prototyping and design. Previous experience in user research projects required. A background in Human-Computer Interaction and/or Psychology preferred.


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