Senior Designer

Being a designer at Stile is incredible. We have an impact on almost every aspect of the company. From creating beautiful lessons based on real-world science and global issues, to designing events for teachers’ professional development, creating user interfaces for the tools used everyday by not just teachers, but Stile writers— we have a huge impact. The breadth of creative work that we do in the design team makes coming to work everyday exciting and fulfilling.

We are looking for a designer to join the team and as well as contribute to our overall output, own and lead the design of Stile’s visual identity across various channels. You’ll be producing incredible visual content that reflect and promote Stile’s mission of creating amazing science lessons and impacting education globally.

Over the last 18 months, we have been living through what will be the most historic global event since the Second World War. It’s scary, it’s confusing – especially for our youngest citizens – and misinformation is rife. It is more important than ever that our schools are armed with the tools, resources and training they need to guide our students. Not just to understand the facts of this pandemic, though that is of course important, but how to stop and critically evaluate those facts for themselves.

We create world-class resources for science teachers (we call them superheroes, because… they are). Stile’s resources are used by 1 in 3 Australian secondary schools. All our resources are delivered through our web-based teaching and learning platform and it’s all been built right here in Australia. Every single day, over 100,000 students and 8,000 teachers around the country (and increasingly around the world) use our resources.

To get a bit of a feel for what we do, check out our latest lesson on COVID-19 Pandemic.

Sound interesting? Send us your application.

Please send your application to and include the following:

  • A portfolio of your work

  • A cover letter (no more than a page) explaining why you're going to smash this role out of the park. Include a paragraph on which Behaviours of an Effective Stile-ist most resonate with you or which you disagree with and why.

  • Your CV

  • Address your letter to Sean Hurley

Applications close Friday 7th January 2022 at 9:00am AEDT.

For more information, you can check out our hiring process.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

The Details

What’s in it for you:

  • You’ll join an amazing 60-strong team of educators, scientists, artists and engineers. Stile is a workplace where everyone genuinely cares about, and is working towards, improving scientific literacy amongst our young citizens.

  • You’ll be extremely well supported. We value our people, and it’s important to us that they’re happy. We have strong management and feedback frameworks and offer generous benefits.

  • You’ll work with the content team to create a range of learning resources that include lessons and videos. You’ll also work with our in-house illustrators to create cool infographics and posters, and our engineering team to create interactive simulations.

  • Your own professional development – we’re lifelong learners here at Stile. Alongside teaching you everything you need to know to succeed in this role, you’ll have the opportunity to attend internal and external PD.

  • You’ll be working on something that really matters. In partnership with teachers, we’re coaching students to become problem solvers and critical thinkers.

  • Flexibility. We expect that you work hard, but you do so from home and you’re the master of your own schedule.

  • Having fun -- we love to celebrate things that we do well together! We have annual snow trips (COVID-willing) and spend time doing fun things together.

  • A Mac laptop, phone allowance, travel reimbursement and a generous home office allowance.

How you’ll spend your time

  • You’ll work closely with the Head of Design and our Head of Product to evolve and design the Stile brand + sub brands.

  • You’ll execute and oversee briefs from start to finish, working closely in the Melbourne office with our team of designers, videographers, and creatives to execute and oversee briefs from start to finish. For us this involves cross-sharing of skills, peer review and supporting each other in improving the overall quality of our work from a conceptual and technical perspective.

  • You’ll create lots of interesting work. We want you to develop beautiful, conceptual work that helps communicate our product and mission. You’ll own the curation of these assets + ensure the localisation of photography and other visual assets across the U.S and Australia.

  • Primarily, you’ll work on external comms, designing email, social images, our marketing website and design for events.

  • You’ll also be responsible for supplementary resources for teachers, producing printed materials to help them succeed in using Stile.

  • You’ll also work with the wider team to shape Stile’s ‘Employer Brand’. Stile is an amazing place to work and we want to be a homing beacon for people to come work for us.

  • You’ll be an evangelist for good design - elevating those around you by supporting, guiding and sharing your skills and knowledge.

A bit more about you

  • Experience as a designer in a studio/agency or in-house.

  • A passion for design and a demonstrated ability to execute remarkable work is a must.

  • You have a deep understanding of the principles of visual communication and your work looks amazing. You have an innate ability to show and not tell.

  • You are highly skilled in visual identity and brand systems. You seize the opportunity to communicate our brand across all parts of the business in a consistent and cohesive way. Everything you touch looks like Stile.

  • You have great experience in creating final art for digital AND print. You know the ins and outs of production to ensure the final product is spot on. You have an incredible portfolio of visual design and branding/identity work.

  • You’re excellent at managing multiple projects and communicating to other members of the project team to ensure work is delivered on time and to the highest quality.

  • You win hearts and minds with carefully considered opinions, and know that success comes from having a whole team working together well. You raise up your peers' voices and enjoy nothing more than seeing your teammates succeed.

  • You have a strong desire to improve things around you rather than just getting the job done.

  • We’d also love it if you have any skills or experience in interaction design, UI/UX, motion design, video production or web development.

  • You’ll have a high level of skill in design programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Figma and Canva.

Hours and location

This is a full time, permanent role with some flexible work hours. While we think collaboration in an office environment is an important part of building the best possible resources. We also appreciate that working from home or away from the office both offers time to really concentrate and the flexibility needed in modern life. Need to pick up the kids? No worries – we’re all about what you achieve, not the hours of the day that you achieve it.

As part of the social distancing measures being put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, we’re currently working fully remote, so you’ll need to be able to work from home. In normal times, our (awesome) office is located on Exhibition Street in Melbourne CBD.

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