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Senior Graphic Designer

Clothing The Gaps

Position Title.

Senior Graphic Designer.

Reports To.

Brand and Marketing Manager

Location.

Brunswick, Melbourne, Wurundjeri Country

Time Commitment.

0.8 EFT (4 days) with opportunity for 5 days for the right person.

Salary Range.

$75,000 – $85,000 pro rata, excluding superannuation.

Plus, see additional position benefits listed below!

About Clothing The Gaps

Clothing The Gaps is a Victorian Aboriginal social enterprise and B Corp. We are a fresh and dynamic apparel label founded by health professionals that celebrates Aboriginal people and culture.

At Clothing The Gaps, we are committed to using our brand and platform to campaign, educate and elevate Aboriginal peoples’ voices and causes. That means using both Ally-Friendly and Mob-Only merch to educate and start conversations about causes or issues affecting First Nations people. We produce merch with a message and encourage people to wear their values on their tee.

We’re known for our work in advocacy and education campaigns such as ‘Free(d) The Flag’, ‘Shades of Deadly,’ and ‘Waking Up Woi Wurrung’.

Check out these videos to learn a bit more about us:

About the Creative Team

You’ll be joining a tight knit team of five in the creative team including, Brand and Marketing Manager, Product Design Coordinator, Videographer and Founders.

Our workflow is really collaborative so expect to dive into lots of ad-hoc discussions about upcoming campaigns, product launches, content creation, messaging strategy and more! So much of what we do comes out of conversations we have over a cuppa, we love being at work together!

Our office is above the retail and warehouse space on Sydney Road, so whilst the creative team is small, there’s a wider team get to know, along with the office dogs we all lovingly co-parent.

Keen to see what it looks like to work in the Creative Team at CTG? Check out a Day in the life of our Brand and Marketing Manager.

About the Role

The Senior Graphic Designer is a key part of the creative team taking direction from the Brand and Marketing Manager and Founders. This role is responsible for working on the brand expression that supports our mission to influence and unite people though fashion and cause. This position requires both technical and artistic skills in fashion to create engaging and on-brand creative output across all touchpoints including for the Clothing The Gaps Foundation.

About You

You’re Indigenous, or you have a solid understanding of and passion for causes and campaigns relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. You’re an ambitious designer with fashion experience looking to work in a values-led space. You’re also fluent in contemporary culture across design, arts and fashion.

You’re a social person, a great communicator, being able to comfortably present concepts and talk about the rationale behind your designs with ease. You’re also highly collaborative, adaptive and agile being able to work with multiple people on a project and take on feedback.

You’re organised, can manage multiple projects, and keep your files in order. You’re proactive, you see that something needs doing and do it, you’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get the job done, but you know when to call in the team.

Clothing The Gaps is still a young start-up, so we need you to be dynamic and willing to go on a journey with us as we continue to grow and evolve.

You Will Have the Opportunity To

  • Work closely with Brand and Marketing Manager and Founders who set the creative direction for the brand.
  • Act as a brand guardian: steward the current brand look and feel ensuring consistent application across all touchpoints & evolve as necessarily required.
  • Creative concepts (for campaigns, brand materials, content & products) that ensure the business is engaging and connecting with our community.
  • Inject an understanding of creative, fashion and cultural trends into the way Clothing the Gaps brand comes to life.
  • Lead and manage creative projects end to end and engage stakeholders and manufacturers as necessary.
  • Have creative output across all channels including apparel design, digital and print material including packaging, post cards, web collateral, organic social, paid social, EDMs, branding, VM.
  • Manage additional creative resources - agencies, freelancers, copy writers, printers etc.
  • Work cross-functionally to support the Clothing The Gaps Foundation and wider CTG departments to achieve goals and impact.

We Need You to Have

  • 4-5 years of design experience, including having worked in a senior graphic design role (fashion industry experience highly regarded).
  • Strong portfolio of work with a clear demonstration of bold ideas and campaigns.
  • Adobe Suite - Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects, etc
  • Shopify & Klavyio experience welcomed.
  • Conceptual driven designer.
  • Strong typography skills.
  • Experience in a start-up or small business.

Some Extra Skills That Would Be Awesome

  • Photograph and content creation
  • Basic product photography (flat lay)
  • Australian Drivers Licence

Attracting Legends

We value our team members, here’s a snapshot of some additional things we do:

  • We commit to paying industry competitive salaries.
  • Enjoy $1000 per year to put toward your health and wellbeing (pro rata).
  • Get 24/7 access to counselling for you and your family when you need it through our EAP Service
  • Staff Discount in store and early access to product.
  • Phone allowance – we know that socials happen on the go and having a great phone makes great content, so we’ve got you covered!
  • Enjoy 2 additional paid ‘Volunteer Leave’ days a year.
  • Supportive Cultural Leave, Family and Carer’s Leave and Personal Leave policies.
  • Tech starter pack and subscriptions to get you sorted.

Next steps

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