STEL believes life is all about a healthy balance. While we work hard, we also understand the importance of time outside the office. If you’re not taking advantage of everything Santa Barbara has to offer, what’s the point of living here?

 

If team outings to go mountain biking, diving, climbing, sailing, surfing, and fishing don’t sound like fun to you, STEL probably isn’t your calling. If you’re not the social type and can’t take or make a joke, STEL might not be your thing. But if you’re outgoing, you love the great outdoors, and you have a sense of humor, STEL just may be the perfect place for you.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

JOIN THE CREW

 

STEL is looking for a Mid-Level Graphic Designer with Outdoor, Sport, and Consumer Electronic industry design experience. Position to be started by end of January, or beginning of February 2018.

 

Who are we?

 

STEL is a design consultancy located in Santa Barbara, California. Our team consist of a talented group of multidisciplinary creatives combining expertise in design and engineering. Specializing in outdoor, sport, and consumer electronic 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 (including construction, production, and manufacturing knowledge, not just graphics)
  • Graphic illustration capabilities (illustration graphics on products & packaging, texture applications, etc)
  • 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 STEL with handling all print marketing needs (i.e printing of portfolios, business cards, etc), taking lead on social media accounts (Instagram & Facebook), setting up itineraries and documentation for conventions, portfolio reviews for potential hires, shipping of all products and making sure their on-brand.

 

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 careers@steldesign.com

 

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.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

You are an independently-minded, creative person with a passion – a need – to design.

 

You’re trying to find that perfect workplace where you can exercise all of your well-developed skills, your bright ideas, your keen eye for form, and your sense of humor, all at the same time. Don’t forget you might mention you have amazing taste in music. Seriously, nobody has better taste in music than you do.

 

You will take the lead in client relationships and strive to ensure that their needs are on time and on budget. Although you’ve got big ideas, you’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get technical: you’re skilled at integrating ideas into original hand-sketched concept drawings and electronic renderings, models, mechanical drawings, and written reports. You know how to develop technical digital layout drawings for mock-up prototypes and initial product parts details and assembly, creating conceptual models using 3-D and 2-D computer modeling software. You live and breathe innovation. Don’t forget your interdisciplinary education of Industrial Design skills and Engineering collaboration need to blend extremely well.

 

You love California and can’t imagine living anywhere else. You know it’s OK to go surfing for an afternoon.

 

Your sketching skills are outstanding, but you’re too down-to-earth to think anything of it. You leave your ego at home, even when you’re doing some insane Keyshot renderings of the most beautiful form you’ve ever built in SolidWorks (a must), but maybe Rhino too. You enjoy collaboration and know that it’s all about making the product better.

 

You like small teams, because you get to wear a lot of hats. You will be taking on your own manager role.

 

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, all drawn up digitally in Sketchbook Pro or Photoshop. 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.

 

You can’t wait to send that portfolio via the form below and see where this journey takes you. Don’t forget to send your resume along too, because you’re pretty proud of where you went to school and the work experience you’ve gained so far.

 

You’re curious – that’s part of the reason you’re such a good designer. It’s why you’re here right now to start a new adventure with STEL, LLC.

 

Submit your credentials and we will be happy to review them!

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

talent + passion + creativity = you

 

If that’s true, our ears just perked up.

 

STEL is looking to add a Mechanical Engineer I or II to the team. Take a look at the requirements below — if you think you fit the bill, submit your resume at the bottom of the page.

 

Requirements:

 

    • BSME/MSME with 2+ years experience in product developement
    • SolidWorks proficient with experience surfacing and using FEA tools
    • Strong technical expertise in mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and structural analysis
    • Experience generating detailed drawings and other engineering documentation
    • Ability to effectively communicate ideas with words and sketches
    • Ability to work autonomously and achieve goals independently
    • DFM/manufacturing knowledge, rendering/animation experience a plus

 

What we’ll expect from you:

 

    • Strong relationships with clients, from putting their ideas on paper to delivering the final package
    • Assistance with proposal generations, from time and cost estimations to risk analyses
    • Concept generation in 2D sketches as well as in CAD
    • Full-detail design work, including FEA, optimization, DFM, and fabrication documentation
    • Presentation compilation, effectively communicating design direction
    • Ability to work independently and achieve goals on your own, without micromanaging

ADMIN COORDINATOR

Running a business is difficult. There just aren’t enough hours in a day to do everything yourself.

 

STEL is looking for an exceptionally organized and put-together administrative coordinator to help with day-to-day operations. Meetings need scheduling, reminders need setting, and phone calls need taking. It’s hard work, but we assure you it won’t be thankless.

 

So if multi-tasking is your thing and Efficiency is your middle name, send us your resume highlighting what you have to offer using the form at the bottom of the page.

INTERN

Still in school or not quite qualified for the positions above? As long as you’re a quick study and are committed to learning*, submit your resume and we’ll see if we can find a place for you to better your skills and gain some experience.

 

*While we don’t want to discourage those of you looking for a summer gig, priority will be given to those who can commit to a longer period of time. There’s a lot to learn in these disciplines, and we feel that it takes more than a few months to get the most out of an internship.

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