Middle of Nowhere is a predominantly wholesale homewares label providing a variety of creative and inspiring products to a range of stockists located both nationally and internationally. With a large selection of products including cushions, planters, mirrors, paintings, framed prints and most things in between, we are constantly developing new products to stay ahead of trends and keep up with market demands. Middle of Nowhere is run as a part of our parent company, Warranbrooke. Established in 1974, Warranbrooke is a market leader in the wholesale wall decor and homewares industry, with a reputation for a diverse and continually expanding product range backed by excellent service. Our extensive product offering and capabilities in both design and manufacturing set us apart, and we are particularly proud of our local design and manufacturing teams. Our design studio, warehouse and offices are located Knoxfield, in the Eastern suburbs of Victoria.
Our company has an opening for a full-time graduate/Junior Graphic Designer with a keen interest in the interior design industry, willing to support our current Middle of Nowhere and Warranbrooke design department with his/her skill set directed at general graphic design and general day to day administration duties. The successful applicant will be responsible for; office administration, preparing catalogues, templates, creating labels, updating our website, any other general marketing collateral as well as working on finished art and liaising with suppliers and manufacturers. The role requires working very closely with our senior staff and directly with customers on a daily basis, handling enquiries via phone and email. We are looking for someone with a high level of professionalism and presents well with strong social skills who takes criticism well and takes pleasure from helping others and creating order order when the pressure is on. The successful applicant needs to be prepared to work across all areas of the business from filing, organising and cleaning the studio and packing boxes in the warehouse to assisting the creative directors with product development. Our workplace is an energetic and fast-paced environment, where the ability to interact and contribute to team goals will be key to a successful and rewarding role. Proficient skills and advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office is essential, and a degree in Communication Design considered most appropriate. Applicants must be able to travel to the South Eastern suburbs, licence and car necessary.
Please submit your current CV and folio presenting examples of relevant work and experience, along with any appropriate links to an online folio or website if applicable.
Are you a visual storyteller who lives and breathes good design and wants to help us spread our brand look and feel across the world in the right way?
IN A NUTSHELL...
At Bellroy, we pour our heart, soul and many design hours into helping people move with simplicity and ease. As we continue to grow and spread our reach into further corners of the globe (both digitally and physically), we're looking for a mid-senior graphic designer to help define what that looks like - literally. You'll be valuable in making sure the Bellroy brand is shining brightly (and cohesively) across print and retail channels, as well as supporting our digital content creation. A bit like a chef. Fusing flavours but making sure the entire menu works as one. (Because no one goes to a Thai restaurant for spaghetti bolognese).
Working with our Creative Director, you'll art direct photo shoots, work with our product designers to help create compelling product packaging and be critical in maintaining Bellroy's visual standards in store. You'll work as part of a conceptual team to dream up new directions for our campaigns, then execute the creative to ensure it's in line with the creative strategy, with a touch of spontaneity when it feels right.
You'll learn from previous product releases and campaigns, working with the wider team to build your understanding of what works best, and why. You'll work with our digital marketing team to look at what sort of imagery triggers the most engagement or which ad concepts or newsletters perform the best. You'll work with our sales team to continue improving our instore experience - from the packaging you create to the point of sale that supports it.
If you bring your fine-tuned eye, your conceptual brain and your desire to learn, we'll offer a world-class team to bounce off, the tools needed to do your thing and the support to help you flourish.
YOU MIGHT BE THE ONE, IF...
You're a passionate creative who eats, breathes and dreams design. Communicating through imagery is your feast, exploring the mediums on which to deliver it is dessert. From advertising campaigns to in-store displays, illustration to typography, packaging to paper stocks, you believe in the power of a great idea and the impact design can have on the senses. You're a tastemaker (not literally, despite all the accidental food references), spotting cultural shifts and emerging trends before they hit the masses.
IF YOU WERE OUR MID-SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU WOULD DO:
Create a set of visual merchandising guidelines to help our global partners communicate the Bellroy brand in store in a cohesive and effective way
Conceptualise photographic approaches in response to a brief from our Creative Director, complete with project planning, location scouting, talent selection, art direction on the day and post production
Work with our interior design agency and sales teams to take the strength of Bellroy's digital experiences and apply them to a physical retail environment. From designing shop-in-shops to trade shows, POS kits to windows
Collaborate within the creative team to take campaigns from their initial strategy and briefing stage, through to their release across a variety of channels
Work with our Storyteller to create branded content for our various publishing networks. From our Journal to social channels, range guide to retail
Travelling to our Bells Beach office to work with our product design team on some new packaging that attracts customers in store, and at the same time gives a beautiful unboxing experience for online customers
THERE ARE SOME SKILLS AND STRENGTHS YOU MUST POSSESS...
4+ years of professional design experience
Degree in Visual Communication/Graphic Design or similar
Astute knowledge of the printing and production processes, and a keen desire to test physical prototypes
Ninja-level skills in Adobe - Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
Strong project management skills and ability to lead projects from start to finish
Experience working for retail brands in the past is a bonus
An open mind, lots of curiosity and the willingness to problem solve
LOCATION AND HOURS
This role is full-time and based in our Fitzroy office.
HOW TO APPLY
Have a good look around our website, read Our Story page and get a feel for who we are. If you think you'd fit right in, check out the careers page on our website and send us your resume, a one paragraph elevator pitch, a link to your portfolio and answers to these questions (no more than 300 words per question):Name three brands that have influenced your work, and tell us why/how?We have a new product launching and need to create a set of ads to support it. Describe the creative process you'd go through.Have you ever received criticism on a piece of work, and if so, what did you do with the feedback?How do you measure the success of your work?
START DATE: We're ready when you are!
Senior Graphic Designer / Web Developer / Studio Manager
About Blick Creative
Blick Creative is a full circle design and web development agency looking for an exceptional Senior Graphic Designer with Front-End Web Development skills to become a part of our close-knit team. Blick has a diverse range of clients, from government to corporate, with a special focus on the not-for-profit sector.
Full-time and available immediately the position will focus about 50/50 on graphic design and front-end web development. You will work across disciplines from logo design and branding, to publications, as well as UI design, while managing a small team. Be in creative control from concept through to final project deployment in print and web development. The position is Head of Design and Digital, and you will often be required to drive projects personally. Strong people, verbal, written communication and time management skills are a must.
What we're looking for:
- 3+ years experience in an agency environment or similar
- An impressive design portfolio showcasing a range of work including: logo design, publication design and website UI
- Proficiency in the use of the Adobe CC suite and solid pre press knowledge
- Understanding of responsive web design and a mobile first design approach
- Good working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, SASS/LESS. jQuery knowledge a bonus
- Knowledge of cross-browser quirks and testing
- Experience using CMS systems – please indicate which in your application, Adobe Business Catalyst, Word Press, Craft CMS experience a bonus
- EDM development and testing experience a bonus
- Experience using Sketch for UI design
- Team player and self-starter
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Driven to continuously self-improve and share knowledge with the team
What you will benefit from:
- Being a part of a passionate and professional team
- Working on diverse client projects and seeing them through from start to finish
- The opportunity to work on meaningful projects for local and large international NFPs
- Regular work hours with only the occasional over time required to meet project deadlines
- Be part of a culture that encourages engagement in industry events
- Contributing to in-house seminars, plus annual events such as our Tree Planting Day
- A funky studio in Clifton Hill above excellent coffee shops
- Music, fortnightly yoga, and team lunch meetings!
All applications need to include a cover letter, resume and work examples (folio less than 5MB or website link)
To find out more about Blick Creative, please visit our website [...]