Susu Studio
Hiring: Freelance Designer

Susu Studio is calling out to freelance designers to join our small team for 2-3 days per week.

We’re looking for a Graphic Designer to work with us across all aspects of the studio, from identity projects to in-house initiatives. This role is for someone needing flexibility in their schedule, but after a creatively rich environment.

The start date is to be confirmed (pending availability) with an initial period of approx. 6 months. This is a part time position that will be in-person at our Footscray studio (close to public transport and parking). Holidays are welcome, and outright encouraged.

We pride ourselves on a socially-aware and responsible approach to communicating with clever design. Our practice focuses on divergent research, long-lasting bonds with our collaborators and detailed, immersive solutions. We have an ever-growing and diverse list of clients and projects from hospitality to technology to not-for-profit sectors. We place an emphasis on our work in creative direction and identity, but by taking a holistic approach to communication design, we are not limited in our scope.

General Requirements:
  • Previous independent freelancer or in-house experience in a design studio environment (preferably in a small studio). This particular role is not for a recent graduate.
  • Experience across a broad variety of work, in particular; identity projects and campaign development and roll-out.
  • Working understanding of the design development process from briefing through to production.
  • Excellent grasp on all forms of communication, presentation and organisation.
  • Next-level attention to detail and self initiation.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and under direction.
  • Readiness to work with and meet tight deadlines when needed.
  • Strong interests outside of design.
  • Finger on the cultural pulse, local and abroad.
  • Great (or bad) sense of humour.
  • Must love dogs (and other animals).

Skillset, Must-Have:
  • Master-level proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
  • Super high-level A+++ ability in typesetting and eye for typography
  • Understanding of web design basics and/or front-end development

Skillset, Pretty-Nice-To-Have:
  • Illustration or other creative arts
  • Animation, motion or 3D
  • Photography
  • Type design (Glyphs/Robofont)
  • Figma, Webflow, etc.
  • Web development
  • All of the above (wow, great job!)

Operational Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively with the team to execute considered work at all levels across all projects that come through the studio, big and small.
  • Design holistic creative experiences that are both grounded in practicality as well as pushing the envelope, all wrapped up in a solid foundation of thought and reasoning.
  • Create design systems and extensions for all mediums and formats, creating consistency via hierarchy, considered layout, grids, and typography.
  • Participate in discussions around creative direction, photo shoots, artwork and production.
  • Have a creative opinion and personal sense of taste and style
  • Research and look to others — both in our industry and out — past, present and future — for inspiration and reference.
  • Present work with confidence and empathy and clearly explain decisions to the studio and clients.
  • Liaise with and act as a point-of-contact for clients during a project’s lifecycle.
  • Participate in internal projects and exercises, i.e. portfolio, website updates, events, gallery field trips, etc.

Please send applications to:
with ‘Freelance: Your Name’ in the subject line, a PDF portfolio (or Dropbox link), cover letter and CV.
Applications will be open until Friday, August 5th.

We apologise that we will have a limited capacity to respond to all applicants, but thank you in advance for your interest in joining our team.