A special type of person
The TANK person is a special type of person – our people believe that business can be a force for good and they come to work to make that happen.
We make every effort to build a team of people at TANK who reflect our values and purpose.
Often described as ‘T-Shaped People’, these people bring with them stories, values and experience that are critical to telling compelling stories, developing creative ideas and connecting people with meaningful organisations.
Altogether our people bring a breadth of expertise across our practice areas, and a world view from outside of their working lives, that always continues to nourish our work and ideas.
We go out of our way to attract the right type of person – working with a range of creative disciplines is important to us and nurturing relationships with the people and organisations we collaborate with is critical.
In our day-to-day we create a flat-culture where egos are left at the door and our teams are both autonomous and encouraged to own the work they work on.
Our people are very much their own people – and we like that. We measure happiness in our business and we push to develop creative leadership in every member of our team.
We all share a respect for one another, a love of what we do and a strong desire to create positive change.
Oh, and those photos of the amazing Marita Davies? They were taken by the amazing Lucy Spartalis.
The key skills of a creative leader
We look for people who are great empathic listeners. People who understand the difference between empathy and sympathy and can walk in other people's shoes. Human-centred design requires us to understand user needs by removing bias, embracing ambiguity and putting the people who are impacted by the challenges we solve — front and centre.
Design thinking is a key skill amongst all of our people. Being able to develop strategic solutions rapidly moves us closer to the solution — this takes skill and an ambiton to learn through experimentation. With an understanding of the difference between good and bad strategy — our strategy teams understand the intimate relationship between business and brand stratgey.
Good leadership is something we all aim to learn and achieve — and it's something we aim to develop in everyone that comes to work with us. Yes, leaders do eat last, and they also celebrate feminism, marriage equality, diversity, design thinking and creativtiy at the board room table.
Curiousity and ambiguity
The key to solving problems in a world that is in a constant state of change is to embrace the ambigous. A key trait of the creative leader is the ability to manage, operate and innovate in an ambigous environment. This curiousity and ability to navigate change is a critical skill in working with leaders who develop meaningful brands and innovation culture.
Clients we've partnered with
ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)
AEMO (Australian Energy Management Operator)
AFLPA (AFL Players Association)
ANZCA (Australian College of Anaesthetists)
Aon Hewitt Australia
ATO (Australian Taxation Office)
Bayside City Council
BCCM (Business Council of Co-operatives & Mututals)
Cancer Council Australia
City of Brisbane
City of Darebin
Clean Energy Council
David Lock & Associates
Defence Housing Australia
Dept of Agriculture
Dept of Defence
Dept of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Dept of Health
Dept of Health and Ageing
Dept of Human Services
Dept of Industry
Dept of Social Services
ECMS (Early Childhood Management Services)
Federation University Australia
Heart Foundation of Australia
Herbert Smith Freehills
Inspiro Community Health Service
La Trobe University
Loop 8 Architects
Marriott Hotel Group
Mater Christi College
Melbourne Grammar School
Melbourne Truffle Festival
Merri Community Health Service
National Relay Service (NRS)
Pace Development Group
Production Packaging Innovations
RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners)
St Joseph’s College
St Vincent's Hospital
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Yarra Valley Water
JOIN OUR TEAM
We're always looking for good people who believe that business can be a force for good and are driven to do something about it.