Elemental Excelerator is hiring a

Graphic Designer

About Elemental Excelerator

Elemental Excelerator is on a mission to redesign the systems at the root of climate change. In 2009, the non-profit launched a new model for funding climate tech deployment. Breaking down barriers to innovation alongside entrepreneurs provides Elemental unique insight into the policy, market, and technology innovation needed to build systems to uplift people and communities around the world. Elemental has invested in over 130 growth-stage companies and celebrated more than 20 exits, funded more than 81 technology projects, and built a platform for scaling equitable, market-driven solutions to climate change.

At Elemental, we blend a growth mindset with the diverse backgrounds and roots of our team, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone’s contributions are valued and encouraged.

Help Us Scale our Impact!

Elemental is seeking a passionate self-starter to join its communications team as a graphic designer. In this role, you will work with an experienced creative and storytelling team as a collaborator, define and implement our brand guides, and invent designs across a variety of channels. You will be responsible for shaping the visual aspects of articles, websites, social assets, infographics, presentations, reports, newsletters, magazines, product packaging, exhibitions and more. For this, you need to have a creative perspective, a strong ability to translate Elemental’s stories into design, and a drive to engage and inspire a growing audience at the intersection of climate and social equity work.

This position will report to the Editorial Director.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Bring insights, data, and sophisticated ideas to life visually across both digital and print mediums
  • Uphold and apply brand guidelines to externally facing work, as well as internal keynotes, PDFs, printed materials, digital assets, and other creative
  • Craft design and aesthetic direction of Elemental’s owned and social media channels for individual posts and cohesive campaigns
  • Work with members of Elemental’s comms and events team to convert needs and insights into creative design solutions
  • Partner with creative team members and consultants to inspire new ideas and execute deliverables across a wide variety of media


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Alignment with Elemental’s mission and values
  • 3+ years professional graphic design experience (either agency or in-house creative team experience welcome)
  • Compelling portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects, including illustrations, infographics, and other graphics
  • Proficiency with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop)
  • Ability to ideate and execute multiple projects simultaneously with an excellent eye for detail
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with other creatives, artists, and writers
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience designing an overall look and feel for cohesive campaigns
  • Familiarity with climate tech, environmental justice, and entrepreneurship
  • Experience visualizing simple and complex data
  • Experience designing brand swag (t-shirts, hats, etc.)
  • UX, digital design, and/or Cinema 4D experience is a plus

Other Details:

We will consider candidates located in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi or the Bay Area, California. Elemental has a hybrid working model, this role will be expected to be available remotely during HQ working hours, and when in-person work resumes be able to commute to one of our HQ locations: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi or East Palo Alto, California.

Candidates from the following group are especially encouraged to apply: Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC); members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities; people who have disabilities; people from low-income backgrounds; people who identify as nonbinary; and women.

Compensation & Benefits

Elemental Excelerator offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off. This is a full-time "at-will" position working 40 hours per week.

Elemental Excelerator is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio of relevant work online at https://elementalexcelerator.com/jobs/

We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis. Although all applications will be considered, we may be unable to respond to all inquiries.

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