Greenhouse is growing...and we are on the hunt for an amazing Mid-Weight to Senior Designer to join our team!

You must be an extremely versatile, multi-talented designer who is able to see the 'bigger picture' and work closely with our clients to help them improve and grow their brands.You will be responsible for creating and designing a wide variety of materials including logos, websites, EDMs, brochures, flyers, posters, business cards and other brandedcollateral (including Powerpoint and Word Templates), press ads and packaging.

The role:
- Receive briefs from the Creative Director.
- Follow brand guidelines and specifications to create assets for production on time.
- Communicate & work closely with both clients and the Creative Director.
- Follow studio systems and processes to ensure quality & version control.

Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications
- 3+ years commercial experience
- Highly proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop (CS5 and above)
- Print Design Experience
- Digital Design Experience
- Solid knowledge in the areas of typography, colour, graphics, digital interface design and layout
- Sound knowledge of print production and stocks
- Ability to develop appropriate conceptual solutions
- Excellent communication skills
- Impeccable attention to detail
- A great can-do attitude
- The ability to take direction or work autonomously
- Powerpoint, Word & Adobe premiere experience advantageous

If you can tick off all of the above then we want to hear from you!

What we're offering
We are initially offering a part time role of 16 hours per week (worked over 2-3 days depending on your availability/preference) but for the right candidate will be hoping to extend this to a full time position within a 6-12 month period. Salary will be pro rata and dependant on experience.

About us
Greenhouse Studios is a growing design agency with a fantastic portfolio of work and clients to it's name. We are a young and vibrant team who enjoy what we do and like working with people who feel the same. We value work/life balance and we love animals! (In particular our studio dog, Douglas. So if you are not a dog fan, this is not the job for you.)

Still interested? Please click HERE to submit your application and portfolio showcasing the above skill set.

Please only send applications via the above link. Applications through Indeed or via direct email will not be accepted.

This position is only open to permanent Australian residents.

Applications close Friday 30 November 2018. Only those who are selected for an interview will be responded to. Thank you!


Something I’ve learned since starting my own business is that a lot of my clients are unsure of the design process. For new business owners especially it may be their first time dealing with a designer and I think quite often when I send through a quote for my time they inevitably compare the total to their own perceived value of the final product, rather than the whole process required to be able to deliver that final product. Being charged for time can be a scary thought for some people. How can they know how long it really takes me to ‘knock up a logo’? Nobody wants to be ripped off.

Well hopefully today, by outlining my design process I will be able to allay any fears about what’s actually involved and also show how I manage to keep costs down while still delivering a high standard of design.

As with all design projects, a good, clear brief is the essential starting point. It outlines the plans, desires and expected outcomes of the job. A detailed design brief allows me to quickly understand your business and gives me key points to focus on. This in turn allows me to work quickly and ensure that the designs you receive are relevant.

Often when clients first come to me, they arent 100% sure of exactly what their brief is. I use my experience to help them work it out. This can involve getting them to complete a set of questions via email or arranging a meeting to discuss in person the details of their business and the design services they require.

Once I have been issued with a brief I can begin the research and development process. This involves researching my client’s direct competitors and similar businesses: what their logos look like and what colour schemes, typefaces, image styles and graphic elements they use. At the same time I write down words and sketch out any images associated with or inspired by my client’s company name and service offering and begin to form concepts that are relevant and unique to their business.

Once I am happy that I have exhausted all creative avenues I will pick out the best concepts, bearing in mind how each could be developed and applied to future marketing materials and begin to create artwork for each on the computer. This involves exploring options for layout, typeface and colour and ending up with several different layout options for each concept. I then present all of these logo options for consideration. Ideally at this point there will be one that stands out, over and above the rest...or sometimes there are elements of each of that appeal to the client and these can be combined to create a new option.

Once a preferred option has been decided on we will go through a few sets of minor alterations (these can include colour changes, font changes, layout change and general styling) until the logo is complete. I then supply all file types they will ever require...and then the branding can begin!

So I hope this takes some of the mystery away from the design process.

If you’re reading this right now and think you could use a passionate designer who will brainstorm your brand and come up with a unique, clever and stylish logo to rival all your competitors, get in touch!


If you really want your business to be a success - whether you’re self-employed, a large corporation, a start-up or a long established organisation - it’s important to invest time researching, defining, and growing your brand.

Why?
Well, put simply, first impressions count.

Your brand is your company image…and reputation. It is derived from who you are, who you want to be and is ultimately what determines who people perceive you to be - which in turn sets you apart from your competitors and determines if they will become a loyal customer or not.

A strong brand identity presents your company with a distinctive, professional image that positions it for success and as such is one of your most valuable company assets.

How?
The foundation of your brand is your logo. It is the face of your company and what people will remember about you the most.

A good logo is simple, distinctive, relevant and memorable. It should be able to be printed at any size, be effective without colour and it should communicate the message you intended.

If you don’t already have one, get a great logo and place it everywhere: business cards, brochure, website, packaging, signage and promotional materials.

Once you have a logo you then you can develop a tagline. This is basically a memorable, meaningful and concise statement that captures the essence of your brand. It is not essential (there are plenty of successful brands that don’t have one) however if you get it right it can be an invaluable and integral part of your brand.

The next step is creating a “voice” for your company. This should represent the personality of your brand i.e. a brand that is spirited, edgy will speak with a completely different voice to a brand that is technical or corporate.

A succesful brand voice will really resonate with your customer and allow you to establish a deeper relationship with them. But be care careful. You need to really know your audience and the voice has to be authentic. There’s nothing worse than a ‘granddad’ brand that’s trying to be ‘down with the kids’.

The final step in building your brand is application. Here, consistency is key! Create templates and guidelines for your marketing materials. Use the same colour scheme, logo placement, fonts and look & feel throughout. You don’t need to be fancy, just consistent.

Where?
Everywhere! A true, solid and long lasting brand is one of consistent design, tone of voice, strategy, people, retail environments and customer service. Branding does not stop at a logo and a business card or a poster or a car graphic.

So whatever service you offer and wherever you offer it: be true to your brand. Be consistent and reliable, keep your brand promise and your customers will not only return again and again but they’ll tell others to do the same!

When?
No time like the present! Although you’ve only got one chance to make a first impression, branding can evolve as companies grow. Even if you’re self employed with a small website and self-created logo, you have a brand - you just need to decide if this is the brand you want.

Before you invest anymore in your brand, now is the perfect time to take a step back and ask yourself…is it’s working? Does it create the right impression? Is it professional? Is it consistent? If you are unsure...or if the answer is no...you may need to speak to a graphic designer.


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