Job description

At Vast, our mission is to contribute to a future where billions of people are living and thriving in space. We are building artificial gravity space stations, allowing long-term stays in space without the adverse effects of zero-gravity. Our initial crewed space habitat will be Haven-1, scheduled to be the world’s first commercial space station when it launches into low earth orbit in August 2025. Our team is all-in, committed to executing our mission safely and on time. If you want to work with the most talented people on Earth furthering space exploration for humanity, come join us.

Vast is actively looking for a mid to senior level Graphic Designer, reporting to the Senior Manager of Brand Design. The Graphic Designer will work closely with Marketing and Brand leadership to create engaging, informative, and inspirational visual storytelling pieces, in both print and digital media. The ideal candidate will be proficient in current design software and skilled in every step of the design process, from concept to final deliverable.

This will be a full-time, exempt position located onsite at our Long Beach location.

You must submit a portfolio to be considered.

Responsibilities

  • Develop assets that are engaging, informative and inspirational, communicate our capabilities and products, and align with our established brand identity
  • You will collaborate with cross-functional teams including business development and engineering to collect ideas and convert them into designs that connect with our world-wide partners and customers, including commercial astronauts and industry partners
  • Manage design process from concept through deliverable
  • Manage projects and collaboration with outside vendors / freelancers
  • Produce visually appealing documentation for customer deliverables in both Microsoft and Google Suite products
  • Develop high-quality print materials for brochures, trade show materials, etc
  • Develop high-quality assets for social media, web, and other digital
  • marketing outlets
  • Assist with miscellaneous projects including but not limited to; swag design for a webstore, gifts for customers, exclusive conference product offerings
  • Creating motion graphics for photo/video projects in partnership with our photo/video team
  • Managing competing timelines for multiple projects at any given time


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or other related field
  • 4+ years of design experience
  • Understanding of marketing concepts and design principles
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, After Effects, Google Suite, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated graphic design experience via portfolio
  • Typography expert
  • Effective communication and time management skills


Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Strong critical thinking and storytelling skills
  • Strong illustration skills
  • Self-motivated and creative solutions-focused mentality
  • Experience with motion graphics including text motion graphics for social assets and videos
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, Lottie, and/or Final Cut Pro
  • Ability to thrive in a startup environment with the ingenuity to define and implement efficient processes for effective work execution in a matrixed cross-functional environment
  • Passion for the space industry and changing “business-as-usual” paradigms


Additional Requirements

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Willingness to work overtime, or weekends to support critical mission milestones


Pay Range

  • Graphic Designer Level II: $84,300 - $121,300


Compensation And Benefits

Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.

U.S. EXPORT CONTROL COMPLIANCE STATUS

The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R.

  • 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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