Founded somewhere around 2010 in inner north Melbourne, Studio Papa first caught its break doing gig posters, sign writing and the odd parma & pint flyer. Since then the business has moved back to Perth, the team has grown and we’ve been lucky enough to work with a range of clients in our local community, across Australia, and occasionally beyond.
We’re a family of values-oriented individuals who know the possibility of what can be achieved when we Voltron our talents towards a common cause. For that reason we’re incredibly proud to be working with businesses and organisations that play a key role in defining how our West Australian community develops.
While our opportunities and skillsets have grown over the years we’ve always tried to ensure our egos haven’t. We work closely with our clients to help foster an open mind, collaborative spirit and an honest process. In short: what we do in our 9 to 5 matters and we like to spend it working with with good people. With that in mind, we developed Pappy’s Proverbs, the gospel of how we roll.1
Every day is bring
your soul to work day.
If we spend a third of our lives at work then let’s ditch the alter ego and work a job we can live with on the weekends.
Never sell someone
something they don’t need.
We’d be a much smarter business if we did but this would contravene Proverb #1 and frankly, it’s not who we are.
Everyone makes the coffee. No one asks
for the coffee to be made for them.
Before every job title is an unspoken prefix that reads ‘human being’.
Always take the work seriously,
We’re passionate about what we do, and we’re getting pretty good at it too, but it’s important to keep our collective ego lobes on a leash.
Every person can be someone who
blocks or someone who flows.
Be someone who flows.
Full credit to our friends Lynda & Brendan for passing on this one.
Be open to new answers.
Ask questions with a beginner’s mind.
Put everything on the table, ask all the dumb questions and see if anything shakes loose when we give it an honest critique.
Be open to your mistakes.
Own them, learn from them
and then move on.
Sometimes it’s because you’re trying something new, sometimes it’s because you didn’t plan great and sometimes it’s just plain bad luck.
Remember which colour lion you are.
When we respect other’s roles and perform our role well, we can come together to form something greater than the sum of our parts.
Back the play.
We may not always like the final decision, but we have to support and respect the decision maker’s choice.
Work hard, stay lucky.
This life is what you make it and if you’re willing to work hard for something you care about you’ll enjoy the luck you make every day.