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APPLICATIONS CLOSED :: At Salt, we’re passionate about producing high quality, creative projects. Right now, we’re searching for a Senior Graphic Designer to join our close-knit team of design professionals.

About the role

As Senior Graphic Designer, you share our passion for exceptional design. You’re looking for a place where ideas are shared, creativity is inspired through a collaborative process, and opinions are valued and relied upon.

You will deliver projects that communicate effectively and meet technical specifications – on time and within budget.

Essential qualities

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience designing for print and digital.
  • Tertiary qualifications.
  • Advanced capabilities using Adobe CS InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat is essential. Strong skills in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is also required.
  • Exceptional design, pre-press skills and print expertise.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of print production processes with the ability to produce digital artwork suitable for print (offset, digital, wide format).
  • Extensive experience creating digital-ready resources (including accessible PDFs, web, social media and multimedia presentations).
  • Confidence in communicating with clients and suppliers.
  • Proven experience working with other senior creatives.
  • A strong, self-reliant and responsive work ethic.
  • Highly-developed verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to interpret and adhere to brand guidelines.
  • Experience designing for Queensland and/or national government clients will be a definite advantage.

Your best assets include:

  • Your portfolio reflects your experience showcasing ideas, concepts and finished projects. Most importantly, examples that show your creative process.
  • You seize every creative challenge and LOVE typography, layout and design.
  • You enjoy working within a team. It’s about the project not the individual.
  • Attitude is everything! You are able to manage your own time, take initiative and drive each project.
  • You communicate your ideas and present well to every audience (eg. designers, clients, your mum, even the cat!).
  • A sense of humour always goes a long way.

About Salt

We’ve been creating brilliant design for almost 20 years across a wide range of clients including government, non-profits and medium private businesses. Projects include large corporate documents, brand development and application, marketing and promotional collateral, packaging, signage, websites and social media.

Our culture is approachable, supportive and fun. We’re proud of our positive team environment and we’ll do everything we can to see you thrive and be the best designer you can be!

We value input, feedback and direction from all of our team: it’s a process which makes for even better results for our clients.

Since COVID, our studio has been working in the virtual realm, operating from each team member’s home. The flexibility has suited out team.

For the immediate future, this position will enable you to also work from home. You’ll be equipped with the latest Mac and cloud-based software and be provided extensive training in our systems and processes.

We are considering moving into a studio space again (within Brisbane’s inner northside)… if we do, we’re open to negotiate a flexible work arrangement.

To apply

The creativity you invest in applying for this position will prove to us you have what it takes. Tell us who you are, how you design and execute ideas. What drives you? Motivates you? And most importantly, why you want to join Salt.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Join our team

Please email your CV and digital portfolio to:

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 12 June 2023.
Word documents will NOT be accepted. No agencies please.

Worth your salt // Part 4 – Industry experience

Following on from our post about Applying for a design position and Crafting on your resume + portfolio, we’d like to inspire those who perhaps don’t fit the industry experience criteria.

So the advertised position requires minimum of three years industry experience! Unfortunately, that means if you’re a graduate or you currently work in IT but dream of one day being a graphic designer – we can’t consider you for the position.

However. . .
Rather than scream “how can I gain experience if no one will give me a job?”, why not write an application as someone to be considered for the position you can fill.

Admit the obvious – you lack experience, all you have in your portfolio is assessment pieces. Instead, find a way to prove visually that you have potential and could be considered for a junior or graduate position, should the opportunity arise.

The latest GSM Magazine by BJBall Papers offers some advice for aspiring designers looking to break into the industry:

  • Mentoring – Find a mentor and get involved with the design … resources for inspiration and mental support.
  • Design is a business – It’s not about doing what ‘you want’, you’re not designing for yourself – you are designing for your client.
  • You are your own brand – Own it! Sell it!

A couple more to inspire you

At Salt, it’s important for us to find the right designer to join our team. Equally important though is supporting the many keen, passionate creative minds yearning to work in this industry.
We certainly don’t claim to know it all – but we hope these posts help.

Keep in touch and let us know your ideas, feedback and when you score that dream job!

salt-shaker-signoffBecause everything is better with a sprinkle of salt!


Images from our Pinterest boards // Go the extra mile // Excellence // You’ve got this

Worth your salt // Part 1 – applying for a design position

Thanks to the wondrous powers of social media – we’ve hired ourselves a new creative to join our seasoned professionals! Narrowing down the design candidates to join our Salt team proved to be an enlightening learning opportunity.

Over the next few blog posts we’ll be reviewing a few key ways to improve your resume and portfolio, because as fellow designers we know it’s sometimes harder than it seems to show others just how creative we can be!

What we encountered

When applying for a position as a designer, it’s an opportunity to showcase your creativity and skills. Every form of communication will be viewed and critiqued – from your email applying for the position all the way through to presenting your portfolio.

Even how you write an email to apply for a position will be judged. So writing “Heya…” may feel cool and casual to you – it doesn’t instill confidence and may cloud an employer’s perception of you. This may seem straightforward – but apparently it’s rocket science to some!

Part 1 – Your resume & getting started

Sure – You’re passionate about design, You’re a team player, You have an attention to detail, You love challenges, You can work to deadlines – but doesn’t everyone?

As a candidate for a design position, try thinking of more creative and innovative ways to express your confidence. Just what is it that makes you different/more creative/more passionate?

Be creative with your resume. Try presenting it like an annual report, journal or a magazine interview. You can still include all of the relevant historical information – AND you can include examples of your work, your opinions, experiences in life – all the things that make you, you.

Give your resume the edge // handy links

  • Purple Goat – We agree with Purple Goat – there are plenty of hints and tips out there for designers, but we too were also shocked at how some experienced designers presented themselves. They provide a good summary of tips on their blog.
  • Creative Bloq – 20 brilliantly creative resumés
  • Australia Internships Blog – for tips on crafting an amazing cover letter!

Our next post in this series will be Part TwoCrafting your resume and how to best represent your work.

salt-shaker-signoffBecause everything is better with a sprinkle of salt!


Images // Creative Bloq – Brilliantly creative resumes // The Style Files – Creativity takes courage