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Work Life

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innovate mac keyboard with pens and black coffee

Three things to innovate right now (other than your product).

The times they are a-changin’ am I right? At Smack Bang, we’ve entered our 5th week working from home as the story of 2020 continues to unfold in ...

better your brand mackbook and notebook on bench

Why there’s never been a better time to better your brand.

I am all too aware of the tragedy COVID-19 has caused the world over. The sheer scale and enormity of this crisis isn’t lost on me for one second. H...

Challenging times Tess

How to steer your brand through challenging times.

Brands across the globe are at battle. As well as the usual battles of fighting for market share, being heard amongst the noise or racing to permeate ...

holding business back

9 things holding your business back from booming

I am allergic to colour, clutter, cats and cryptic text messages.  A few other things I know to be true about myself; I’m outrageously impatient an...

imposter syndrome

How to overcome Imposter Syndrome in order to carve your own lane.

Let’s start with a family-friendly game of Yes/No. Everyone got their paddles at the ready? Do you spend countless hours scrolling through Instagram...

My 5 greatest business a-ha moments

My 5 greatest business a-ha moments

I vividly remember when we moved into our first ‘real’ studio. We upgraded from our quasi-illegal, deeply humbling alleyway warehouse we shared wi...

What’s in a name? How to make your brand name resonate.

What’s in a name? How to make your brand name resonate.

I went to school with a guy named Jackson Jackson. No joke. It’s funny, but it’s no joke. At the time I thought it was weird, I guessed his parent...

The pleasures and perils of scaling a business

The pleasures and perils of scaling a business

Before I had my daughter, I assumed my life would seamlessly and swiftly fall ‘back’ into place after my baby was born. She would enter the world ...

How to promote yourself without promoting yourself

How to promote yourself without promoting yourself

This is an excerpt from our Calling the Shots Ebook. When I cast my mind back seven big-fat-exhausting years to starting this thing called Smack Bang,...

Interviews

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Cetaphil interview

We sat down with the Brand Managers of Cetaphil, here’s what they had to say

There’s nothing we love more than working with trusted brands who have a strong focus on building lifelong client relationships. For the past 7...

Travel, sustainability and career progression with Tess Willcox

Travel, sustainability and career progression with Tess Willcox

We love chatting with like-minded business folk who are smashing it in their field and always find it super inspiring and intriguing to listen to what...

Craftsmanship and how good branding can elevate your offering

Craftsmanship and how good branding can elevate your offering

We love chatting with like-minded business folk who are smashing it in their field and always find it super inspiring and intriguing to listen to what...

How to build a committed community with Kate Russell from Lululemon

How to build a committed community with Kate Russell from Lululemon

We love chatting with like-minded business folk who are smashing it in their field and always find it super inspiring and intriguing to listen to what...

Checking in with Simone Mathews, interior design and creator of Soul of Gerringong

Checking in with Simone Mathews, interior design and creator of Soul of Gerringong

We love chatting with like-minded business folk who are smashing it in their field and always find it super inspiring and intriguing to listen to what...

We sat down with Andrew, founder and director of Vert Design, to discuss the industrial design industry

We sat down with Andrew, founder and director of Vert Design, to discuss the industrial design industry

If you’re anything like us, when you first heard the term industrial design you were a little stumped. And even after some heavy Googling, with ...

How to build a strong brand aesthetic on social media with Renée Rae.

How to build a strong brand aesthetic on social media with Renée Rae.

We love chatting with like-minded business folk who are smashing it in their field and always find it super inspiring and intriguing to listen to what...

Alex Andrews has co-founded a superfund that gives more wealth, support and power to women.

Alex Andrews has co-founded a superfund that gives more wealth, support and power to women.

To quote Ms Minnelli, whether you like it or not, "Money makes the world go around". So we can't begin to change the world without changing the distri...

The Periodical was created to turn a monthly taboo into something much more ‘Woohoo!’

The Periodical was created to turn a monthly taboo into something much more ‘Woohoo!’

We are living in a world where even though women will experience 456 periods over 38 years (that’s 6.25 years of our life) people are somehow still ...

Our Studio

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We’ve got this.

We’ve got this.

To our delightful Smack Bang community, The speed with which COVID-19 has swept across our planet has been breathtaking.  I wanted to take a moment t...

reads from 2019

Smack Bangers binge-worthy reads from 2019

Ahh Summer. Beachside retreats. Frosty Fruit in hand. Balmy nights with a hint of coconut oil lingering in the air. But at the crux of it, there’s n...

How and why us Smack-Bangers are committing to tread lighter

How and why us Smack-Bangers are committing to tread lighter

Planet earth, our little blue rock. Home to over 7.5 billion human beings, 340 breeds of dogs, a million and one different types of milk (give or take...

a week with the smack bang team – sophie

a week with the smack bang team – sophie

Each one of team members play an important role in keeping this well-oiled machine, not only running but churning out brilliant ideas and projects on ...

a week with the smack bang team – anna

a week with the smack bang team – anna

Each one of team members play an important role in keeping this well-oiled machine, not only running but churning out brilliant ideas and projects on ...

Baskk Vol 2: The Making of a Magazine

The making of a magazine: Behind the scenes of Baskk Volume 2

Here at the Smack Bang studio, we are print enthusiasts and love nothing more than opening up a crisp, new (or dog-eared and well-loved) magazine, and...

smack bang designs office team staff meeting

Your Team Is Your Lifeline

My absolute favourite part of doing what I do is the people who I work with. This includes my team, our customers, our suppliers and those random guys...

what we are loving: Jamie, Account Manager

what we are loving: Jamie, Account Manager

When the Smack Bang gang aren’t head down bottoms up in pixels and emails, we love keeping abreast of what’s going on around the interwebs...

what we are loving: jade, partnerships manager

what we are loving: jade, partnerships manager

When the Smack Bang gang aren’t head down bottoms up in pixels and emails, we love keeping abreast of what’s going on around the interwebs...

dream client: our shoot with Palm Beach Collection

dream client: our shoot with Palm Beach Collection

If you follow us on Instagram, it's no secret how thrilled we were to work on the re-branding of iconic Sydney fragrance label, Palm Beach Collection....

perfect homewares: kate + kate let us loose on their collection

perfect homewares: kate + kate let us loose on their collection

A little while back, our gal, Tess got the call up to art direct a shoot for one of our nearest and dearest clients, Kate & Kate. Partner Tess, with o...

Ready to call the shots?

Ready to call the shots?

Starting a business is hard, but we’re here to help. We've recently launched our new ebook and workbook, Calling The Shots. It's the ultimate bible...

our collaboration with sydney fashion sweethearts, bec + bridge

our collaboration with sydney fashion sweethearts, bec + bridge

Time for a little showing off! Super chuffed to be able to show you guys some lovely packaging and swing tags we whipped up for the lovely ladies at B...

On the tools

On the tools

Studio vibes today... Plants, magazine browse, crazy amounts of tea, sofa hangs and Pinterest scrolls.

Quiet corners

Quiet corners

We love our light-filled studio and have had the best time making it our own, filling it with greenery and furnishing with all the fun stuff. These ph...

DIY - How To Make Kokedama Plant Hangings

DIY: Kokedama Hanging String Plants

I love plants. When it comes to our green friends, I don’t discriminate. I love them all. However, I must confess, just like school teachers, I do h...

Playlists

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SBD Tunes – Rainy Days

SBD Tunes – Rainy Days

Pull the sheets up high and pop on a steamy brew, there's actually nothing better than staying in bed for a little longer than you should, especially ...

SBD Tunes – Misty Magic

SBD Tunes – Misty Magic

Frank Ocean, Agnes Obel and Angus + Julia Stone all bring a little magic and we reckon a little magic can never go astray.

SBD Tunes – Weekend

SBD Tunes – Weekend

Do you always find yourself wishing for the weekend? These tunes will make you feel like it's Sunday afternoon, even if reality tells you it's 11am on...

SBD Tunes – Cloudy

SBD Tunes – Cloudy

Time to relax and let your troubles float away. Pop your cosiest pair of socks on, pour a nip of whiskey and open your most intellectual novel. Leon B...

SBD Tunes – Summer Lovin’

SBD Tunes – Summer Lovin’

Remember that one encounter on a balmy summer afternoon, there were sandy feet and icy beers. This playlist is dedicated to that day. Kurt Vile, The W...

SBD Tunes – Desert Days

SBD Tunes – Desert Days

This one is perfect for a balmy, dry night by under the stars. Switch on the festoon lights, rollout the picnic rugs and shake up a Mezcal Mule. Cat P...

SBD Tunes – Long Road

SBD Tunes – Long Road

The Doors? The Eagles? Fleetwood Mac? This playlist will take you on a ride down memory lane and we reckon it's the perfect addition to your roadtrip ...

Smack Bang Design Tunes - Unwind The Wine

SBD Tunes – Unwind with wine

Did someone say wine? Yes, we also said Marvin Gaye, Elton John and Fleetwood Mac. Channel your inner Baby Boomer and pass the Merlo

Smack Bang Design Tunes - Allwyway

SBD Tunes – Alleyway

When you're feeling like upping the grunge factor on your headphones we recommend this bad boy. Fidler, King Giz and The Goons of Doom will leave you ...

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