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Monday 16th March, 2020

BrandWorks response to the Coronavirus and our support to you.

BrandWorks sincerely acknowledges the difficult time and uncertainty we are facing at the moment.The entire studio would like to extend our positive thoughts to you and offer some tips and insights on how to set up for remote working in response to the Governments' recommendations. 

Transitioning to Remote working

Although this is not the norm for most businesses, here at BrandWorks we are well-tuned to this environment as we communicate daily with our offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Jakarta and China and have found that working remotely doesn’t decrease productivity, time or team culture. We use a range of cloud-based systems, apps and platforms to allow work to seamlessly happen.

Here are some we recommend and use in the studio, whether it be in the office, at home or at the local cafe.
1. Online Meetings & Screen sharing

These apps are free to use, including feature-rich tools such as:
  • Hosting web conferencing, webinars and private meetings
  • Closed captions and screen sharing
  • Via the browser, no app required.

Google Meet


  • Free - for personal use. Upgradable to various business plans, ie: 100 people+. Browser-based.
2. Teams Collaboration

We use this to manage our projects and team communications for each project.

Microsoft Teams
  • If you already use Office 365, you might want to look into Microsoft Teams - it also offers group chat and video conferencing. 
  • Basic - Free. Monthly subscription includes Office 365 from $AUD6.90.

  • Slack video calls and screen sharing
  • From $US6.67, including team collaboration and messaging tools.
  • App-based.
3. Storage, Document & Spreadsheets

Cloud-based documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
Google Suite
  • Cloud-based Google Docs, Sheets and Slides
  • Cloud storage 30GB
  • $8.40 per user per month for basic plans
  • Collaborate in real-time with other users
  • Tiered editing access - view, edit only
  • Export to *.ppt, *.pdf, word etc.    
  • Log in via the browser.

Office 365/One Drive
  • Cloud-based Office suite
  • 5 GB of free OneDrive only
  • Premium OneDrive (incl. Office)
  • Collaborate in real-time with other users
  • Tiered editing access - view, edit only   
  • Log in via the browser.
4. Video feedback & Screen recordings

Free video-based feedback and screen recorder app.
Loom Video recordings
  • Desktop and web video recordings
  • Use for on-screen presentations
  • Choose desktop only or selfie to record your feedback.


  • Perfect for talking through documents, sharing ideas or a message that’s quicker to say than to type in an email.
5. Digital document review & approvals

Cloud-based document review and approval platform.

Hello Sign approvals
  • Digital e-signatures
  • Multi approval enabled
  • Document version control
6. Communication beyond email
All free to use, link to your phone number or social media account and communicate with your suppliers or clients in real-time.

  • Start using your phone and social accounts to speak directly to staff, suppliers and clients.
  • Create chat groups, or one-to-one conversations
  • Share files, images, PDF and web links - all from your phone or on your desktop.
  • Using Whatsapp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger & LinkedIn Messenger.
6. Passwords
Need to secure but share logins with team members and/or clients?

LastPass password vault
  • Use this password vault app so you never need to remember all your offline and online passwords.
To our clients and partners - our studio is operating as usual. We also encourage everyone to support each other in this unprecedented situation. If there is anything we can assist you at this time, please do not hesitate to ask.

- Eleena & Michael Tan, BrandWorks.
BrandWorks are a multi-disciplinary team committed to developing strategic design solutions for FMCGs, Hospitality, Commercial Property, and Fit-for-Purpose Retail Destinations. What makes us stand out from the crowd is that we’ve been there. From business management to ownership to operation, our experiences with and love for great design guides our process.

Together, we’re building a global business community curated for success with innovative and intelligent design. Let’s bring the extraordinary to life.
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Melbourne | Sydney | Changsha | Jakarta

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