Part-time project management position

Part-time project management position

Yellow Door Collective

6 November 2019

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If you have 5+ years of agency experience and want to work 20 hours/ week – read on.

We’re looking for an all-rounder who takes ownership of their work and resonates with our values: integrity, consistency, being authentic, having a can-do and care why attitude. As we’re a small team, we need someone we can depend on and enjoy working with.

 

You would manage 5 – 10 projects at any one time, ranging from new websites to digital campaigns, workshops and video shoots.

Non-negotiables:

  • Adaptive and productive
  • Focused on solutions rather than challenges
  • Calm, professional approach
  • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Great people skills: you will be client facing, and responsible for briefing both our internal team, and extended team of writers, designers and developers.  
  • Attention to detail
  • Effortless writing style which is concise and grammatically correct
  • 5+ years relevant experience (preferably account manager/ director, project manager or traffic in an agency)
  • Tertiary qualification

“If I had to pick out one thing I learned from you it’s that “good business” is possible – that it is possible to be lekker people, look after your team, work hard and smart, and be successful – all whilst maintaining a good quality of life and doing other things that you love.” – Kirsten, previous Yellow Door employee

Bonus points for:

  • Experience using InDesign and Photoshop
  • A good grasp of WordPress, so that you can brief developers and check work done
  • Experience using Google Drive, Asana, Harvest, Slack, Business Facebook
  • SEO best practice

The perks:

  • Flexitime: work when and where you want, as long as you deliver on time
  • Collaborative approach: you will have the opportunity to work with a collective of talented creatives and strategists
  • Diversity of projects: in terms of the scope of work and array of clients from various industries
  • Report directly to co-founders, who welcome constructive feedback and are open to new ideas

Start date:

1 December 2019 or sooner

Salary:

Market-related, dependent on experience

To apply for the position, complete the form below:

Q&A with Stephanie Pope

What role do you play as part of the extended Yellow Door team?

I am contracted as a graphic designer for the Yellow Door team.

Which of the Yellow Door values do you resonate most with and why?

(Integrity, Authenticity, Consistency, Can do, Care why)

I reckon the Yellow Door can-do attitude and authenticity! I always love the challenge of a design project no matter what brief comes my way. And I find when both the designer and the client are 100% authentic throughout the project it always results in a strong, unique story.

Tell us a bit more about your area of expertise, and why you are passionate about it?

Being a graphic designer, my briefs are quite diverse but I must say I really love corporate identity and branding projects. I truly believe with branding that it is essential to make a solid first impression – it takes a customer less than five seconds to look at a design like a package, a business card or a website and form an opinion about it. In that short time, your customer wonders, “Is this what I need? Is this a trustworthy brand? How does this make me feel?”

The most successful and memorable brands definitely evoke a sense of trust, understanding, and connection in their customers. You have to think about the first time your customer will encounter your brand. They may find your website online, get a postcard in the mail, or pick up your business card at their local coffee shop. You want your potential customer to pick something up with your brand on it and immediately get an accurate sense of who you are, and what you do. You want them to feel interested in learning more about your offer and what it stands for. It can sound like a lot of pressure to put on a design but if done correctly you will immediately intrigue your potential customer. You have just a few seconds to capture their attention; and that’s my job (and challenge) to utilise that time as well as possible!

What do you find most challenging about this area of marketing?

Making sure the designs I create make a statement and convey the message it’s supposed to simply, quickly and effectively.

What trends are you looking forward to learning more about/ implementing as part of your approach?

I’m really enjoying being creative with 3D design – which seems to be everywhere at the moment.

What are your top three projects or brands that you’ve had the opportunity to work on?

– I ran the rebrand of Trinity, which is a residential college at the University of Western Australia. This project took nearly a year to conduct and I loved working on the process from start to finish (well if you can say a re-brand ever does finish, haha…)

– I had the opportunity to brand a new boutique hotel that went up in Perth’s CBD called The Nest on Newcastle.

– Working for a company called Quicklix (which is the Australian equivalent of Netflix) – I got to work with a lot of HBO and Disney content to produce illustrative digital designs for the website.

What do you do when you’re stuck for inspiration?

Call it quits for a couple of hours, meet up with friends for a coffee, go for a walk or jump into some other work. The downtime takes the pressure off and usually this is when the ideas start to brew…

What do you do when you’re not working?

I’m a mum of two kids who take up the rest of my time, one of which is only 3 months old so to say I’m busy is an understatement… It’s the most fulfilling job to take care of them but I love the “down time” of the graphic design side just as much. There’s always time for a cup of coffee with the girls and I do enjoy being active, so I try and get in either a swim, a walk or a session at the gym daily.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be?

Hmmm I reckon Wonder woman – I love how vocalised she is about the truth!! And I also wouldn’t mind her super human strength either 😉