A desk of one’s own

Type of space: Hot Desk

    A desk: available to rent in a dog-friendly, open-plan first-floor Collingwood studio.

    Who else is here?

    We’re Archetype, a publisher, production studio and media network. Our 20–30 employees work across campaigns, content strategies, video series, branded content and media sales for clients like Nike, Beats by Dre, Converse, RMIT, Highpoint, Spotify and Mini. Our owned-and-operated publications include Acclaim, Tempo and Complex Australia, and we run Melbourne’s iconic Rooftop Cinema.

    We share our studio with other like-minded small businesses and sole traders, including programmers, developers, graphic designers and printers. Since we’re all into publishing and share similar values, we regularly collaborate on projects, from printed booklets and brand identities to website designs and builds.

    The Good Copy also works here. They teach writing and grammar, and they regularly run their classes—and their monthly Crossword Club—in the studio.

    What’s included?

    • 24-hour secure access
    • 100Mbps fibre-optic internet
    • Access to an eight-person meeting room with display screen and Apple TV as well as write-on windows
    • Communal kitchenette
    • Lunch table
    • Twice-weekly studio cleaning
    • Heating and cooling
    • Discounted rates for hiring our downstairs warehouse space, suitable for film/photographic shoots

    The neighbourhood

    Terror Twilight is two doors down and great for coffee meetings. Everyday Coffee is also just around the corner. Smith Street’s got you covered for lunch options every day of the week. After-work drinks? A short walk will get you to Nighthawks, Paradise Alley and the Marquis of Lorne.


    We’re seconds away from the 86 tram on Smith Street and the 200/207 buses, which will all get you into the CBD in 15 minutes or so. We’re also a 10-minute walk from Victoria Park train station. We don’t offer onsite car parking or secure bike storage.

    How much?

    • $100 plus GST per week, plus one month’s deposit
    • Flexible terms—no lock-in contract
    • Available now

    This space is suitable for AnimationArchitectureCo-workingDesk-based workDigital DesktopGraphic DesignNew MediaWriting


    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)


    For audience
    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable lighting