Bits/pieces, flotsam/jetsam, diamonds in the rough… or just rough? Our s/crapbook shows you more of our successes along with our processes, news and concepts that didn't quite make it.

Nova Apartments, Dickson

Bits/pieces, flotsam/jetsam, diamonds in the rough… or just rough? Our s/crapbook shows you more of our successes along with our processes, news and concepts that didn't quite make it.

Nova Apartments, Dickson

20/08/2018

Shiny details of the visual identity and brochure we recently developed for Morris Property Group as part of a complete brand + marketing package.

We're recruiting

09/08/2018

We’re looking for a full-time Digital Producer to join our experienced creative team. 3+ years of agency experience in managing the delivery of digital projects including websites, mobile projects, digital advertising and campaign micro-sites is ideal.

You will lead our talented digital team through your ability to manage timelines and budgets, organise resources and maintain quality with high levels of attention to detail. You will have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and have a solid understanding of Wordpress.

Sound like you? Shoot us an email and we’ll be in touch.

Jaffle Day No.03

24/07/2018

We celebrated World Toastie Day a little late this year, but it was still grate — couldn't have been cheddar! The winning combos this time round were chorizo, tomato + mozzarella, kimchi + cheese and the classic ham, cheese & tomato! Thanks for the tasty pics, Liam.

Canberra Cycling Club: 1926

03/07/2018

Swell’s pretty well known for our love of bikes, so the chance to celebrate the Canberra Cycling Club’s proud history made us feel warm inside. This design modernises a club that’s been around since 1926 and serves as a tribute to the success of the past 92 years.

Canberra Cycling Club: Merchandise

03/07/2018

Swell’s pretty well known for our love of bikes, so the chance to modernise the Canberra Cycling Club’s brand, colour scheme and merchandise made us feel warm inside. The new design modernises a club that’s been around since 1926 and embodies the energy and motion of a wheel derived from the CCC letterforms.

Canberra Cycling Club: Brand

03/07/2018

Swell’s pretty well known for our love of bikes, so the chance to modernise the Canberra Cycling Club’s brand, colour scheme and merchandise made us feel warm inside. The new design modernises a club that’s been around since 1926 and embodies the energy and motion of a wheel derived from the CCC letterforms.

Paradigm_Shift: People Movement

29/06/2018

After the successful rebranding of the ANU College of Asia & Pacific’s quarterly essay publication Paradigm_Shift, Swell was tasked with the design of the third edition titled People Movement. The hero of the publication is a bespoke portrait made up of 6,540 individual people – the same number of people forcibly displaced globally every five and half hours.

City Renewal Authority

15/06/2018

Swell has recently completed the brand for the ACT Government’s City Renewal Authority. With a brief demanding innovation, we developed a flexible, light-weight and portable display for use when a pull up banner might otherwise be employed. Detailed case study coming soon.

Paradigm_Shift: Nuclear Asia

14/06/2018

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific tasked us with the challenge of redefining their quarterly essay publication, Paradigm_Shift: a collection of essays focussing on contemporary issues in the Asia and Pacific region. Nuclear Asia, the second edition, focusses on the impact that nuclear weaponry is having on the region.

Anniversary Display

12/06/2018

Canberra Airport recently celebrated their 20th birthday. To help mark the event, a display system was required that was flexible, robust, transportable, reuseable and reflective of the quality seen in the Airport’s architecture. Swell’s solution was a series of interlocking panels printed to black MDF, transported in custom cases and easily erected by two people.

A display that builds itself!

28/03/2018

We’ve created a display to help mark Canberra Airport’s 20th anniversary. The display is so easy to put together it almost builds itself; perfect for multiple uses and audiences…stay tuned for a full report shortly.

The Fly Program

21/11/2017

Hot off the press — here are some shots of the oversize Manifesto and pocket journal we’ve been creating with The Fly Program. Combatting depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide in the Australian adult male community, the Fly Program provides a unique avenue to recovery through nature.

We're recruiting

09/11/2017

We’re looking for a full-time full stack developer with: 4+ years of agency/creative studio experience in delivering online platforms; sites, applications and web apps across all devices / Experience in delivering mid-large websites / Solid knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign / Expert knowledge of HTML, Javascript, CSS, SASS and LESS, jQuery, AJAX / Back-end knowledge; API development and integration, PHP, MySQL, Wordpress plugins + proficiency in Wordpress development, E-commerce and transactional functionality experience / Wire framing and prototyping knowledge / Ability to work within and extend existing codebases.

Sound like you? shoot us an email and we’ll send you a detailed duty statement.

Signage WIP

11/09/2017

Some signage in the works for one of our favourite clients.

SWL/GDN AW'17

30/08/2017

With Spring around the corner, the Swell Garden is really coming along. Check out our first purple cauliflower!!

Jaffle Day No.02

29/08/2017

Here are some pics of the Swell crew serving jaffle realness at our second Jaffle Day. The winning combos were creamed corn & cheese, baked beans & cheese and the classic ham, cheese & tomato!

Pink Ink Shopfront

16/08/2017

Throwback to a bold collage-style mural we did on Lonsdale Street, Canberra.

Future Submarines

31/07/2017

We were engaged by Naval Group (previously known as DCNS) to deliver their bid to the Australian Government’s Competitive Evaluation Process to select an International Program partner for the SEA1000 Future Submarine Program. We developed the stealthy black-on-black ‘sub'mission in collaboration with Nation Canberra, and DCNS were selected as the preferred partner.

Swell turns 20

12/07/2017

July 1997 — Puff Daddy atop the charts, double-denim cool, InDesign but a sparkle in Adobe’s eye, Tyson bites Holyfield and Swell opens for business. Two decades on and Swell turns twenty! TWENTY!! It’s been a wild but satisfying ride and we’d like to thank all of our clients, staff and suppliers for the amazing support over the years. We’re incredibly proud and grateful and look forward to many more years to come.

We're recruiting

28/06/2017

In a nutshell, the role requires: 5+ years of experience in delivering websites, applications and web apps across all devices / Preference for full stack developer with solid experience in delivering mid-large websites / create or contribute to web applications with clean, portable, well-documented code / PHP programming specialised in Wordpress plugins / Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript and Bootstrap or equivalent framework / Solid knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign / Wire framing and prototyping knowledge / Ability to work within and extend existing codebases.

Sound like you? shoot us an email and we’ll be in touch.

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