My name is Shelley, Founder and Creative Director of Cape Town based leather goods studio, Verse.

It's lovely to 'meet' you :)

I am seeking a part-time designer / conceptual thinker to join my small studio, as I continue to grow and expand this small business and it's offering. 

I am looking for someone who is passionate, skilled and really enlivened at the idea of being a part of this tiny-in-size, but big-in-dreams team.

If this is beginning to sound like something you've been searching for, please read on and let's see if we're a good match.



- You consider yourself to be bit of a swiss army knife / a jack of all trades

- You have a passion and talent for storytelling across many mediums

- You have an obsessive attention to detail

- You enjoy designing, curating and making

- Your Instagram feed is full of small scale businesses who are doing things differently

- You have an appreciation and eye for the art of dressing 

- You understand that in a small business an ‘all hands on deck’ approach is required

- You have a spiritual/mindfulness practice of any kind (this is relevant to the job and kind of thinking needed)

- One of you favourite feelings is ticking something off of a to-do-list

- You love Verse as a brand, and are genuinely excited at the idea of being a part of it



- Work three days a week

- Be part of a small team of creatives, where you'll be invited to help ideate and implement new offerings as the business evolves

- Help conceptualise and execute campaigns and strategies to drive sales both online and, eventually, at physical events

- Help with day to day administration and customer relations, as well as the  processing  and packing of online of orders

- Visual research and the creation of original copy

- Make data-driven decisions, which define our best practices, leveraging tools like Google Analytics and Mailchimp



- You are proficient in InDesign & Photoshop

- You have an understanding of, and affinity for, online marketing & social media management

- Have the ability to work remotely/from the studio in Cape Town



Please email hello@versestudio.co.za with:

- Share x3 sample images (sourced from anywhere), along with captions you’d imagine on Verse’s Instagram feed

- Links to any relevant past projects or social media feeds you’ve contributed to

- Your salary requirements for three days a week

- Elaborate on why the idea of working at Verse excites you


Thank you so much for your interest!

I hope to hear from you soon.


Shelley X