Shifting our focus to help fight COVID-19
Our mission to give back. Combating the spread of COVID-19 is no easy task. STEL continues to aid efforts in curtailing the spread of this novel coronavirus on multiple fronts. In-house prototyping machines and 3D printers have been running full clip to simultaneously produce immediate protection for the medical community and expedite the development process […]
Made of STEL: Our Core Values
STEL has evolved greatly over the past five years. The team has grown, our skill set has widened, we’ve moved into a bigger office, and we’ve adopted new technology to expand our capabilities. Throughout all of this growth and development, one thing has remained the same—STEL’s commitment to its guiding pillars of deliberate design, sustainable […]
We’re Celebrating 5 years!
01 Where We Started Over the last five transformative years, STEL has grown from humble beginnings into a Santa Barbara hub for innovative design. What started as an idea between creatives in an IHOP booth quickly took life in June of 2015. We opened our first design studio connected to a manufacturing shop with just […]
ID+ENG: Reaching Across the Design Board
The Power of Turnkey Product Design Truly exceptional products are found at the intersection of design and engineering. The unique collaborative process between designers and engineers at STEL has proven to be the key to countless successful designs for a wide range of clients, that not all design consultancies can boast. Each team is crucial […]