Marketing / PR / Events

Brand Development & Graphic Design

Job Ref: 3173098 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

About Rocket Lab:
At Rocket Lab, we believe the future will be defined and enabled by access to space. As a world leader in launch and space systems, we’re making that future a reality and enabling the ideas of tomorrow to reach orbit today. We’re unlocking the potential of space and ushering in a new era of opportunity and exploration for the benefit of humankind. 
  
About the Role:
This is a rare opportunity to drive the brand and creative direction of one of the most iconic and respected brands in the space industry. Based at Rocket Lab’s Auckland Production Complex in New Zealand, the Brand Development & Graphic Design role will support the Communications team in developing industry-leading design assets. From designing limited edition merchandise that sells out in minutes, to creating customer-facing collateral that inspires, this role is responsible for visually articulating Rocket Lab’s story to the world.
  
We’re already leading an industry, but we’re not even close to done yet. Soon we’re embarking on a mission to the Moon for NASA, we’re mounting the first private mission to Venus in search of life, and we’re growing an entirely new space systems division to produce our own spacecraft in-house to support innovation and new capabilities on orbit. You’ll play a pivotal part in bringing these history-making missions and programs to life with creative assets and concepts. Now’s your chance to make your mark on missions that will be remembered for generations.
  
Space has never looked so good, but can you make it look even better? Then we want you on our team. 
  
Your mission:
  • Support the Communications team in producing design assets across multiple platforms (print, social media, customer and internal-facing collateral, merchandising, digital, and experiential)
  • Consistently elevate the visual aesthetic of the Rocket Lab brand
  • Drive the creative process from design to execution on internal and external facing projects
  • Manage projects ranging from simple design requests to managing complex experiential projects
  • Respond to creative briefs from across the business, and also proactively drive creative campaigns and initiatives
  • Identify and manage suppliers and contractors to deliver brand assets incl. signage, merchandise, printing on time and on budget
  • Develop strong relationships across the company to enable collaboration and the best possible creative outputs
You will have:
  • 5+ years of design experience in graphic design
  • Tertiary qualification in graphic design, media/digital art, advertising, marketing or a similar field
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing a broad variety of design work
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and in Microsoft Office Suite
  • A sharp eye for quality
  • Resourcefulness and ability develop creative concepts both independently and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task across multiple projects
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Ability to take things in stride and maintain composure in an ever changing, fast paced environment
  • Ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and prioritize projects based on business requirements
  • A strategic mind that ensures design outputs support overarching business objectives
  • Ability to transition with ease from presenting ideas and concepts in the boardroom, to diving deep into the detail while executing the work
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required (to rocket factories and launch pads!)
  
Bonus points if you:
  • Have experience in both video and/or still camera operation, direction, production coordination and post-production editing
  • Have website design experience
  • Love all things space

Important Information 

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html.

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