About The Sponge

We want to be the best branding agency for the world.
The Sponge is unbent on working with brands who create positive impact in the world. It’s who we are and it’s what we do.

Our Culture & Values

A company’s culture is only as strong as its purpose and values. As big believers of this (and as guides for our clients in articulating theirs), our day to day decisions are directed by our values. We celebrate team members who exemplify these values. And we relish the opportunity to hear stories from you, our potential new awesome team mates, about how they resonate for you.

Our Purpose

To Help Good Businesses Become Better Brands.

Our Values

Big Love, like family
Our team and clients are family. We have each other’s backs and are devoted to every member’s success.
Delightful Awesomeness
Our playfield is “outstanding”, the step above excellence. We continuously delight by taking initiative and by delivering extra awesomeness.
Effectiveness over awards
We create stuff that works brilliantly, focusing on being lean and finding the simplest, quickest path.
Timeliness and Clarity
We are quick, meticulous and never rush, so our work is always on time and its awesomest.
Positive Workplay
We play our strengths with energy and have fun. Smiles and happiness are warmly reciprocated and bring positive outcomes.
Perpetuate Goodness
With gratitude we help good, purposeful businesses become better brands, both profitable and cash strapped (via our impact streams).
Profitably Abundant
Our financial vitality enables us to comfortably work in our geniuses and be the greatest possible benefit for our families, clients, communities and the world.
Obsession with improvement
Our unquenchable fascination for the better way fuels our continuous personal and professional growth.

About “Awesomeness”
We say “awesome” a lot. That is all.

The Role

Seeking a Mid-weight Graphic Designer

Do you want to make the world a better place? And work from almost anywhere in the world?

Our remote team is looking for superstar team member – an awesome, brand loving designer  – who will help us with our purpose: to help good businesses become better brands.

We have a steady stream of impactful brands from across the globe who are in need of branding, refreshing or rebranding. So we need another creative mind that is experienced and capable of crafting powerful, meaningful brand identities.

Let’s see if you’re a good fit for our team:

  1. Our purpose and values fit you like a glove.
  2. You have a positive, can do attitude, with an eagerness to learn.
  3. You must be fast and detailed with PhotoShop, Illustrator and Indesign.
  4. You can demonstrate at least five years experience working on branding projects independently and within an agency team 
  5. You’re experienced in taking briefs and providing design rational to clients
  6. You are adept at brand design, from concepts through to style guide development.
  7. You are able to rollout brand collateral and marketing materials from a brand style guide and existing creative templates.
  8. You have excellent photo retouching, a necessity.
  9. You work efficiently and effectively without high-levels of guidance (this is a remote position after all!).
  10. You’re an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing. 
  11. You’re quick and comfortable with learning new tools/systems.
  12. You have impeccable attention to detail.
  13. Bonus points for naming and brand strategy skills.

Sounds like you? If so, we’d like to get to know you! Send us a cover letter following the instructions below. 

Your Cover Letter

Here’s what we need to know:

 

Your Experience

  1. What’s your level of experience? Share some specific examples that demonstrate how you’re a good fit for the role (refer to the points in the section above).
  2. What steps do you take in your brand ideation?
  3. How do you ensure that your concepts are registerable, ownable and conflict free?
  4. Are you paying attention? Include the word vehement in the subject line of your email application.

Your Values

  1. Introduce yourself – We are a values driven company, so values alignment comes first. Pick at least 3 of our company values (at the top of the page) and tell us what each means to you and how your personal values align.
  2. What are 2 of your personal favourite Good Businesses (brands with a positive impact) and why.

Your Availability

  1. Confirm your availability for virtual meetings during Brisbane, Australia business hours.
  2. Confirm you are able to commit to up to 20 hours/week of awesome work.

Remuneration

  1. Tell us what are your expectations are (hourly and/or daily rate). 

What Else to Expect

After sending your application, if your cover letter shines through, we will invite you to an interview to see if we’re a true fit.

Don’t worry, if you are to be our next awesome team member, this will be a breeze for you!

Application

If you have been nodding furiously all the way to this point – knowing that you are the awesome individual that we’re looking for, then:

 

  • Send us your application to wannabe@thesponge.com.au 
  • Make sure you are thorough so we get to see your awesomeness
  • Include answers to the sections Your Experience, Your Values, Your Availability and Remuneration in your cover letter

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Warmly,

 

The Sponge Team

 

 

Warning: Agencies, recruiters, spammers and incomplete applications will be ignored/deleted. Thanks for your understanding.