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The Sydney Fringe Festival


1st April to 15th December 2019 (Part time; Refer Annexure A Scope of Works and Schedule)

Days required in the Sydney Fringe office:

  • 1st April to 3rd May: 1 full day per week in the Sydney Fringe office
  • 6th May to 13th Sep: 2 Full days per week in the Sydney Fringe Office
  • 1st to the 15th July: 2 full weeks during this period to complete the Festival Guide

These days are a guide and are subject to change.

Role Description

Working closely with the Marketing Manager and Festival Director/CEO the Designer will be responsible for the translation and extension of concepts into effective visual designs for a range of marketing collateral, online campaigns and print based projects.  Completing and delivering all items per the Scope of Works and Schedule, and accommodating any reasonable requests for delivery of additional items not included in the  Scope of Works and Schedule as they arise.

This position requires a combination of work completed independently (offsite) and in the Sydney Fringe office.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • You will work directly in collaboration with the Marketing Manager and Festival Director / CEO, and be able to take a project from concept to completion;
  • Finished artwork for broad range of creatives print & digital including, but not limited to:
    • Core Hero imagery
    • Festival Guide
    • Flyers, posters, street banners, outdoor media
    • Venue signage
    • Digital media - banners, advertising and imagery
    • Website graphics
    • Event invites
    • Merchandise including T-shirts and passes
    • Formatting of festival reports, handbooks and administration tools such as business cards, letterheads etc

Refer Annexure A, 2019 Sydney Fringe Designer Scope of Works and Schedule.

Key Skills and Knowledge

  • Experienced Mac user
  • Demonstrated high level of experience using Adobe Creative Suite (minimum Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign);
  • Understanding of Premiere Pro or After Effects (desirable but not necessary);
  • Ability to effectively understand and interpret a design brief;
  • Ability to advise the Sydney Fringe team on design strategies and current trends, to reach the Sydney Fringe audience;
  • Strong design eye and attention to detail and accuracy, with all deliverables of a high quality and professional standard;
  • Demonstrated understanding of marketing material and its creation;
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong problem solving skills, with a solutions-based approach;
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner;
  • Ability to work in a small integrated team as well as the ability to work autonomously;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong planning and time management skills, with a proactive approach to managing competing tasks and priorities and work to deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain effective shared folder systems, files and procedural documents;
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude, together with an ability to be a team player;
  • Values consistent with the goals and philosophy of The Sydney Fringe;

Essential requirements

  • Adobe software licence (for working offsite)
  • Insurances as required law to operate as an Independent Contractor (Public Liability insurance; Workers Compensation insurance)

Qualifications and Previous experience

  • Completed at least 3 years experience across a variety of graphic design projects and branded collateral, both print and digital, within an agency or in-house role.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow complex, multi deliverable briefs from concept to completion;
  • Design qualification

Internal Relationships

       Festival Director/CEO

       Marketing Manager

       Development Manager

How to Apply

Applications should respond to the position description, and address the selection criteria and include:

  • A covering letter and current CV (no more than 3 pages)
  • The names and contact details of two referees 
  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant experience 

Applications should be submitted as a PDF document with your name and the position title as the documents name, and emailed to hq@sydneyfringe.com. Please ensure that the subject of the email reads as Graphic Design Application: name of applicant

Due to the high volume of expected applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted personally.


Newtown Entertainment Precinct Association (NEPA) is a cultural industries organisation and advocacy group for the live arts and music sectors. . In 2017 over 3,500 artists were featured in over 350 works across all disciplines across 60 venues.

Assisting artists is at the forefront of everything we do. The Fringe offers a professional platform from which emerging, early career and professional artists can promote their work to new audiences. The Fringe strives to ensure that all artists have a wonderful Fringe experience. We believe that Sydney's independent artists are what make this city so great, and as such we are dedicated to promoting the independent sector to Sydney's mainstream audiences.

To create a terrific Fringe experience for artists it is vital that care is also taken to maintain venue relationships and strive for audience satisfaction. The Sydney Fringe team goes to extreme lengths to ensure that audiences, artists and venues have a successful festival experience; this is the essence of what makes the Sydney Fringe so unique and is essential to the success of our festival.



2019 Sydney Fringe Designer Scope of Works and Schedule

The Designer is responsible for producing all collateral required by the Sydney Fringe team including but not limited to:

  • Core Hero imagery
  • Festival Guide
  • Flyers, posters, street banners, outdoor media
  • Venue signage
  • Digital media - banners, advertising and imagery
  • Website graphics
  • Event invites
  • Merchandise including T-shirts and passes
  • Formatting of festival reports, handbooks and administration tools such as business cards, letterheads


The below Schedule incorporates the estimated times for the contract deliverables. These are subject to change.




  • Finalise 10-year anniversary logo lockup

15 MAY

  • Primary look and feel of festival collateral
  • Festival Guide cover
  • Street Banners
  • Airport banners

31 MAY

  • Digital graphics (website, social and advertising)
  • Artists logo strips and other relevant elements

15 JUNE (Major collateral)

  • Pop up and temporary outdoor signage
  • Poster suite (generic and venue specific)
  • Bus, taxi and other transport specific signage
  • Large scale outdoor skins (venue, hoarding billboard artwork)


  • Opening night Invites
  • Passes
  • T Shirts


  • Festival Guide


  • Event-specific collateral (e.g. Fringe KIDS, Fringe Ignite, hubs)
  • Venue specific collateral
  • Digital assets to support the campaign
  • Digital content creation TBC


  • Thank you cards


  • 2018 Artist Registration Collateral
  • End of festival graphics for website
  • Business cards and email signatures
  • End of year reports


02/01/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney Australia 1 Design & Architecture
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