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The Distillery – Creative Graduate Program

Develop your fundamentals as a Creative Professional

Career-building opportunities with The Distillery

Support and stability

Structured learning, support and training in a full-time graduate position.

Growth through variety

Dynamic placements where you’ll experience how creativity meets business.

Focus on tangibility

The Distillery stand for the beauty of tactility and touch in the real world. Share your spark with us!

Studio 2023

An intro to creative culture

The past-paced life of a creative professional is dynamic and human-centred. With digital all around us, teams at The Distillery drive the other way; Collaborating on tangible projects – bringing ideas to life with depth and meaning.

From Crown Street Darlinghurst, our studio is buzzing hive of creative activity.

Designing, prototyping, hand-lettering, printmaking and manufacturing, we’re passionate about helping people connect with creative touch-points which offer a spark of life.

The Creative Graduate Program

Developed for recent graduates and fresh professionals, he Creative Graduate Program offers full time employment with The Distillery at entry-level.

The program is designed to help nurture junior creatives grow commercially, and one day become industry-leading creative professionals. More than just a designer, a creative professional leverages design and creativity as tools to complement commercial skills.

Featuring a variety and depth of structured learning, over time, the program offers rotational learning opportunities across a range of different Distillery teams, commercial industries and creative services. With focussed training and support, your fundamental skills are developed to power long-term success in your career.


The program’s first core rotation is placement as a Junior Consultant and Designer, focussing on development of your communication, sales and management skills.

You will have the opportunity to learn about business first, before nurturing your creative skills with meaning and purpose.

With development and pacing, selection of future program rotations may include a combination of:

  • Graphic design
  • Publication design
  • Marketing
  • Creative and business strategy
  • Business development
  • Craft production

A quick checklist ☑️ – are we a match?

We love being clear and upfront – is this for you?

  • You’re excited for a practical career, blending both business with design
  • You get digital… but are truly excited by print and tangibility
  • You are inspired by working hard
  • You find working in small teams enjoyable
  • You understand that growth sometimes involves being uncomfortable temporarily
  • You are mentally resilient and socially mature
  • You’re interested in all things creative and have personal hobbies that reflect this
  • You’re seeking to develop your fundamentals patiently. The medium and long term is your focus.

Sound like you? We’d love to hear from you – the 2024 Intake is now open!

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