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Senior Designer

You’re an established designer – it’s time to shine :)

The Distillery is a creative studio specialising in crafting brands, stationery, and cultural events. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia and Kemang, Jakarta, we’re all about the idea of seeing, feeling and experiencing design.

We specialise in positioning our clients in effective ways, often commercially, but always with soul and meaning. As a full-service agency of artists and craftspeople, we don’t just dream up the big ideas, we bring them into the world with our own hands too.

As creative professionals with a passion for tactility, our creative agency offers branding and design services to a broad range of commercial clients and individuals. As a production studio, we offer letterpress printing, foiling, specialty packaging and craft production services to couples engaged to be married, professionals and organisations who love paper and tangible beauty.


Senior Designer – key responsibilities


The Senior Designer is a new, full time permanent position. You would join our Jakarta studio, and be responsible for helping grow The Distillery’s creative presence and leadership.


This role is both grounded and boundless, and involves a combination of regular ‘bread-and-butter’ operational projects, and open-ended strategic creative briefs.

Operational projects involve designing and art-directing wedding stationery and business stationery projects on a daily basis. Key responsibilities include:

  • Interpreting wedding stationery design briefs
  • Designing creative concepts, progressing custom briefs from start to finish
  • Processing corrections and adjustments effectively
  • Refining and finalising artwork, suitable for letterpress printing
  • Project management, directly liaising with clients, Distillery Consultants and Designers in Jakarta and Sydney
  • Where project briefs require: Lettering, calligraphy, illustration and other crafted production techniques

Strategic creative projects are full of expression, with The Distillery passionate about exploring the cultural soul of Jakarta, Indonesia and the Asia Pacific. Once you have established yourself with operational projects, working with our Global Creative Director, Daryl Prondoso you would be involved in:

  • Devising an overarching creative strategy for The Distillery in Jakarta
  • Designing, producing, and publishing a creative collection of artwork and merchandise including street-murals, posters, prints, fashion and accessories for world-wide distribution


At The Distillery, we’re passionate about helping spread Jakarta’s new and exciting culture of creativity.

Our Jakarta studio proudly combines world-class Australian quality, service and operational standards,
together with local Jakartan passion, know-how and creativity.

Applicant Suitability

To be suitable for our team, you must possess the following skills and experiences:

  1. minimum 4 years full-time work experience as a mid-level+ commercial graphic designer
  2. excellent interpersonal communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia: reading, writing and speaking
  3. high levels of English language skills: reading, writing and speaking
  4. very high levels of attention to detail
  5. ability to effectively time manage and multi-task
  6. ability to think and act with initiative

Perhaps most importantly, The Distillery value down-to-earth leaders who:

  • have extraordinary high levels of passion for creativity, craft and design
  • can grind through tricky challenges
  • aren’t afraid to make mistakes and learn lessons the hard way.
  • understand that in reality this all can be sometimes slightly uncomfortable to do… yet well worth it in the long run :)

Position Requirements

Operational project duties:

Wedding stationery and business stationery design. Required skills and experiences:

  1. a mature studio-mindset, prioritising and delivering with excellence these operational projects ahead of strategic projects
  2. an informed and relevant perspective of modern wedding and business stationery design, trends and direction
  3. intermediate+ knowledge of typography fonts, foundaries across serifs, sans, and scripts
  4. expert levels of application use across Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  5. skills in hand-lettering and illustration

Strategic project duties:

Creative and exploratory studio projects, with a brief to design and craft show-stopping, world-class creative collateral and merchandise. Required skills and experiences:

  1. an ability to meet project deadlines, despite ongoing operational project requirements
  2. a confident understanding and extraordinary passion of Jakarta’s creative culture
  3. demonstrated leadership with self-initiated creative projects involving illustration, lettering or craft

Benefits & Culture

This experienced-senior level, full-time position offers a base monthly salary of Rp. 8-10 million depending on your skills, plus performance-based bonuses, leave entitlements, and insurance.

You’ll also experience the benefits of working in a creative production house with gorgeous resources. With approval, you’ll be eligible for letterpress production for your own personal projects. Soft, fluffy 100% cotton paper anyone? : )

Most importantly, our team has a friendly and positive culture, with a track record of success. We’re driven by the understanding that professional success is achieved by prioritising the needs of the project, and professional happiness is about aiming to be number one – and succeeding. Yet within all this, the challenge is to not take it all too seriously. Life is to be enjoyed.

The Distillery is an organisation where we work hard – why? because we’re all very passionate about the work and creativity we specialise in. Since 2011, we’ve found that with passion, excellence and a great team, close to everything we do becomes engaging and enjoyable – and this is something we’re very proud of at The Distillery.


Apply Now

Applications close on 30 June 2016, with interview priority consideration given to more immediate applications.

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