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Graphic Designer

STEL is looking for a Mid-Level Graphic Designer with Outdoor, Sport, and Consumer Electronic industry design experience. Brand strategy experience is a plus. 

Who are we?
STEL is a design consultancy located in Santa Barbara, California. Our team consists of a talented group of multidisciplinary creatives combining expertise in design and engineering. Specializing in outdoor, sport, and consumer electronics industries, our services provide complete, turnkey solutions working with startups, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 companies.

Who are you?
You are an independently-minded, creative person with a passion – a need – to design. You searched high and low for the perfect graphic design position but came up short because you were looking for something that relates more in the outdoor, sport, and consumer electronic space.

You have a tight portfolio. You’ve built it using a bunch of expensive Adobe products. It features all of your best problem-solving skills and elegant solutions. The portfolio shows your background research, your thought process, your experimentation, your failures, and how you arrived at your final design. An awesome design with PROCESS shown. Yes, it’s true – we like to see how you think.

Your portfolio shows your design aesthetic can be complex, well organized, but also simple when necessary. It also displays these types of projects:
  • Packaging Design (construction, production, and manufacturing knowledge, not just graphics)
  • Graphic illustration capabilities (illustration graphics on products & packaging, texture applications)
  • On-product graphic applications
  • Web Design (Squarespace or WordPress)
  • Branding & Strategy
  • and more!

You like small teams because you get to wear a lot of hats. Along with being a great designer, you are also an organized individual ready to help support STEL marketing efforts. 
Required Skill Set:
  • Minimum 2yr experience
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and others)
  • Website Design (WordPress or Squarespace)
  • Google Docs & Calendars
  • Organized and able to multitask

Nice to Haves:
  • Photography
  • Knowledgeable about rendering programs like ‘Keyshot’
  • Animation programs like ‘After Effects’

Perks & Benefits:
A few of our benefit offerings: 401k, health-dental-vision care plans, unlimited paid vacation, paid holidays, parental leave, mind-body wellness program.

How to apply:
Please send your portfolio and resume to

Be sure to send a short description of one of your favorite trips you have taken, or tell us about some of your favorite outdoor activities you like to do. **this is important**

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

**Must hold a US working VISA**
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.