1st November 2019

Highpoint SS19 – Yours to Tell

Highpoint’s latest SS19 Campaign, ‘Yours to Tell’, celebrates the individual style of Highpoint’s vibrant community and the unique stories that we express through fashion. With personality at the heart of it all, the campaign focuses on self-expression and individual stories, with eye-catching visuals that cut through the noise. The campaign embraces a wide range of identities and celebrates fearless individuality, playfulness and colour.

Creative Direction, Design, Production & Casting by Paper Stone Scissors
Photography by Jo Duck
Hair by Wayne Chick
MU by Claire Thomson
Styling by Monique Moynihan

 

13th September 2019

Workwear Group Appoint Paper Stone Scissors as Creative Agency

With a long history of working with both Australian and International retail and lifestyle brands, we’re thrilled to announce our latest creative partnership with the team at Workwear Group.

With the category set to explode over the next couple of years, we’re excited to be working on the strategic, creative development and production of all brand communications for Hard Yakka and KingGee brands, two brands who have garnered legendary status here in Australia.

 

30th August 2019

Paper Stone Scissors ‘YourTurn’ Program is accepting applications until 5pm Friday August 30, 2019

Interested in joining our team?

At PSS we’ve been busying ourselves creating the perfect learning experience and we’re now ready to share it with you. If you’ve finished your degree and are looking to round off your course in a commercial studio our ‘YourTurn’ Program is perfect for you.

Over three months you’ll be part of the PSS team. You’ll be exposed to different aspects of agency life and learn across multiple departments.

Applications are now open for proactive people who aren’t afraid of a challenge! Our YourTurn Program is a two way street: you end up with a structured outcome that you can wave around as real time experience and we get some cutting edge thinking from your creative young minds.

You will work with the team across multiple departments so being comfortable working in a collaborative environment is a must. You have to think smart, work hard and love to create beautiful work.

We need you to have knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. Applicants must also display confident written and verbal communication skills and let us know where you got to with your education.

That’s it, thanks for your time and we’ll be in touch soon.

The Team, Paper Stone Scissors.

Successful applicants will receive a small retainer each month during the term of the Program but will otherwise need to support themselves.

Good Luck.

21st August 2019

We Are Hiring

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We are on the look out for some new talent in our Melbourne office.

Are you a Mid-weight Designer/Art Director with over 5 years experience within a studio?

Are you wanting a new challenge? Send you folio and CV to [email protected]

29th April 2019

Architects of Beauty

Your favourite beauty masterclass series returns for 2019 at Highpoint Shopping Centre. Join the biggest names in beauty including leading makeup artists, brands and beauty business pioneers from 9-12 May as they educate and inspire you to glow your own way. Don’t miss the masterclasses (and goodies) from your favourite Highpoint brands including Dior, innisfree, LUSH, Ottoman3 and more! 

Hosted by the podcast pioneers behind Shameless, Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews they will be bring their lens on life and culture throughout the event. 

4th March 2019

We Are Expanding! 

We are thrilled to announce that after 25 years in Melbourne and 10 in Shanghai we are expanding to Sydney! Dylan McDonough, who has been part of our Melbourne team for three years, will be on the ground in Chippendale to help bridge the gap between our Sydney based clients and the broader PSS team. We are also excited to grow our Sydney client base and continue to develop work that ensures our clients remain relevant in increasingly competitive environments.

Get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Tel +61 425 724 291
20–40 Meagher Street,
Chippendale, NSW 2008, Australia
[email protected]

20th February 2019

Celebrating the Luna New Year with Pull&Bear

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Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. Retailers globally celebrate this holiday in meaningful ways that connect with the significance of this holiday. Our approach to the 2019 campaign for Pull&Bear was to celebrate the importance of relationships and family that plays a key role in Chinese New Year celebrations.

We created content using 4 sets of Key Opinion Leaders. A teenage girl and her grandmother, female twins a young couple and a group of male friends. These KOLs were selected based on their authentic relationships, which form their distinct point of view across Chinese social media channels.

A series of stills imagery, GIFs and videos were created under the Tag Lines 'We're Better Together' & 'The Year Of Us' that were used across Weibo, WeChat, Tmall, and the Pull&Bear website.

30th November 2018

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2019

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Melbourne to provide the ‘extraordinary’ this coming Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. From oceans and farms to back roads and city streets, Victoria has world-class experiences to inspire the food obsessed.

We’ve partnered with the Festival to produce work that celebrates the exceptional nature of the simplest ingredients.

Eat, drink and feed the mind from March 8 to 24. Tickets are on sale now.

27th September 2018

AGDA Design Awards 2018

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We love seeing the talent on display at the AGDA awards each year, which is why we’re excited to share that we’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in four categories for this year’s Awards.

Our Peter Alexander campaign for Bath and Body Packaging was shortlisted for Cosmetics/Perfume, our Pull & Bear 11:11 Campaign China for Illustration for Design, and one of our big passion projects, Melbourne Food and& Wine Festival, fell into two categories: Brand Experience and Illustration for Design.

We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to everyone shortlisted and look forward to the eclectic mix of artists and creatives at the gala presentation dinner on Saturday, November 10.

6th September 2018

New Politix partnership announced

We love to work with major players in the Australian retail scene and are very excited to announce our new partnership with leading fashion brand, Politix. We’re collaborating with the company for their next phase of branding, which includes large growth plans and shifts in brand direction.

Doug Inglish recently shot the Spring Summer Campaign in Miami, featuring top international models Francisco Henriques, Mariano Ontanon and Tommy Marr. Marketing Manager at Politix, Richard Dalke, expressed his excitement at ‘seeing the positive results of the Spring Summer Campaign in 2018 and beyond’, saying that ‘not only have Paper Stone Scissors demonstrated a great understanding of the Australian retail industry and consumer, but they have brought a fresh energy and dynamism to the brand’.

We look forward to ongoing collaboration with Politix and welcome them to the team at Paper Stone Scissors.

14th August 2018

Just Jeans’ Move Denim collection

Just Jeans launched the summer season with their latest Move Denim Collection. We have a long-standing partnership with Just Jeans and have focussed on increasing reach, brand awareness and recall for this campaign.

We love the collaborative spirit our client brings to every project and we’ve already seen strong results for the latest TVC. With 656,783 total impressions across YouTube pre-roll ads and 834,260 for Facebook, Just Jeans has seen a brand lift of 23.2% in ad recall and a total sales boost of 101% from last year.

With a projected View Through Rate of 27.7% prior to the campaign launch and a recorded VTR of 41.94% post-launch, we’re excited by the result and look forward to making more exceptional work with Just Jeans.

27th March 2018

Celebrating women in design

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We love supporting the next generation of inspiring creatives. This year our Creative Director and Co-Founder Atia Cader and Creative Director Emily Woollett will be participating in Womentor 2018.

Womentor provides women in the graphic design industry support and guidance for business and career development by bringing together established designers with experienced, passionate, and dedicated creative directors. The program aims to help women pursue positions of leadership with courage.

We’re passionate about working with female creatives to forge their path to a successful career and are excited to be a part of Womentor. If you’re interested in applying for Womentor Program, check out their website or follow them on Instagram and Twitter for updates.

11th December 2017

[yellow tail] become part of the PSS family

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We work internationally, allowing us to foster a greater understanding of Chinese and Australian markets, and adapt brand strategy for a different consumer base. We’ve just partnered with Casella Family Brands to localise the [yellow tail] brand for Chinese consumers.

We’ll be working with the brand across strategic, digital and creative development and production for the 2018 campaign across China. We can’t wait to bring the iconic brand to life in China.

Libby Nutt—General Manager, Marketing & Export Sales, at Casella Family Brands—has said only good things about the partnership and we’re thrilled to welcome her, alongside the rest of the Casella team, to the PSS family.

‘We’re excited to work with Paper Stone Scissors to grow our brand in China, a unique and complex market,’ she said, ‘Paper Stone Scissors demonstrated a great understanding of the Chinese market and consumer… We look forward to seeing the positive results of the [yellow tail] campaign in 2018 and beyond’.

14th March 2017

Award season is underway

Established to set standards of creative excellence and connecting like-minded individuals within the design industry, The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) has just released their lineup of jurors for their 38th Awards. We hold a strong focus on engaging with the design community and are delighted that one of our creative directors Emily Woollett has been chosen as one of the judges.

One of the most significant awards shows in Australasia, the AWARD Awards attract around 2,000 entries across categories including print, integrated campaign, PR, Direct Marketing, Design, Digital and Product Service/Development.

Emily will join another 109 creatives selecting the winners for the awards this year, which kicks off today. Good luck to everyone who has entered!

28th February 2017

We’re heading to the D&AD Awards!

One of our favourite things about working in the design industry is connecting with the community. This year one of our founders and creative directors Atia Cader has been invited to be a part of the 2017 D&AD Graphic Design Jury.

The awards will showcase the best work of the past year, with entrants hoping to take home one of the coveted pencils. D&AD has put together a short film ahead of the awards, speaking to some of the design industry’s fiercest critics—our mothers!

Good luck to everyone entering. We’ll see you in Shoreditch, London for the awards from April 25-27.

29th July 2016

40 participants, 15 countries, 1 story

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Storytelling is an instinctively human act. We understand our lives based on what stories we tell and what we listen. It is key to our work and we bring the practice of storytelling to every project.

We had a strong response to our work with non-profit Heart to Heart this year. Inspired by the idea of stories and education passed on through generations, we let our work on The Library Project influence a new project—Chinese Whispers.

We collaborated with 20 artists and 20 writers to create an exhibition and printed book around the theme of storytelling. We worked with all sorts from all over the world—a playwright, an architect, a rock musician, a children’s book author, an art collector… With the brief to continue writing from the chapter before them, writers expressed their own individual style but kept the overall plot in mind. By then passing the book on to visualisers who created their own interpretation of each chapter, we were able to produce a truly collaborative and inspiring work of art.

2nd April 2016

Our in-house photographic studio

To support our always-on, always-ready strategy, we’ve opened an in-house photographic studio—PSS Downstairs. Located within our Melbourne studio, it gives art directors quick and direct access to the facility at all times.

The studio allows us to offer timely support for all of our brands and gives us the opportunity to offer more services to our clients: GIFs, stop-motion animations, still life and other video production for social, website and print.

It’s a model to suit ever-growing communication needs. It’s agile, reactive and cost-effective, and it still lets us produce exceptional content.

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