Communication Designer

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Let’s build an intelligent future

Trillium Technologies is looking for a talented communications designer with a passion for space, climate and computing. Our work ranges from detecting and managing wildfires, to creating detailed maps of resources on the Moon, mitigating the effects of global heating, to deploying ML payloads in orbit and applying AI to astronaut health. This role is all about helping us bring this work to life through clever and imaginative communications and design. You will be assisting Trillium and our partners tell stories in a compelling and engaging way. With plenty of scope for creativity, the ability to manage and direct work and make a difference, this role is ideal for someone who wants to do good and do well.

What you will do:

  • Work closely with our senior designer on digital, interactive and print design

  • Design for our AI research platform,

  • Work with our researchers and faculty to bring to life their machine learning tools;

  • Develop and support social media campaigns

  • Work with senior stakeholders at the world’s leading space agencies, UN organisations, universities and top technology companies on materials that explain and bring to life how we tackle the most interesting and important challenges of our time using artificial intelligence.

We are looking for someone just as passionate about bringing great design and storytelling to machine learning, climate change mitigation and space exploration as we are! If this role is right for you, you will have:

  • Awareness of and/or be comfortable with design thinking and iterative working styles

  • Interest in science communication and the ability to translate research concepts and results into a graphic or illustrated form

  • Familiarity with common design tools and software (e.g. Adobe Suite)

  • A demonstrable interest in space science and/or machine learning and/or climate mitigation and/or medicine as part of your professional experience or personal interest

  • The ability to present your ideas clearly, be a thoughtful and considerate team player and make strong interpersonal connections with our partners and researchers

  • An undergraduate degree level education (or practical/industry equivalent) in design or creative industries

About the company 

Trillium Technologies is a small social enterprise with programs in the US, Europe and Australia. We deliver research programs of tailored interdisciplinary teams, tackling some of the most interesting and important challenges of our time using Artificial Intelligence (AI). These range from detecting and managing bushfires, to creating detailed maps of resources on the Moon, from mitigating the effects of global heating to deploying ML Payloads into orbit and astronaut health.

Our research programs apply agile methods to make rapid progress towards solutions, and are guided by academic rigor and open science principles. We build supportive communities involving top-level academic institutions, national science and space agencies, leading technology firms, and global aerospace companies. This broad and deep partner network enables state-of-the-art results by supplying world-leading expertise in AI and domain science, combined with significant resources to find solutions at scale.

We have been delivering our flagship program, the Frontier Development Lab (FDL) – an AI and space science and exploration research partnership with NASA ( and the SETI Institute – for six years.  FDL has enabled us to diversify into climate change and disaster response, while supporting NASA’s Science Mission Directorate to develop new AI applications in space weather, lunar exploration, exploration medicine, planetary defense and astrobiology. Over the past few years, our initiative has built capacity in the deployment and data sharing of FDL algorithms for NASA such as Worldview Search (Worldview) and the comet hunting pipeline (CAMS). Meanwhile FDL Europe with ESA, has been deploying ML payloads to space in partnership with Oxford University and D-Orbit.

If you share our excitement at meeting the best of the best from around the world and seeing first hand how innovation happens from the back of a napkin to deployment in space, this is the opportunity for you. At the same time, join a lovely small team of people who want everyone – from the most senior to the most junior – to have a great ride along the way.

We need someone to lead our work in the development and delivery of our established US based programs including FDL and spin-out AI deployment and jump-start new programs in Blue Carbon (oceanic carbon sequestration) wildfires and ML enabled space medicine.


If this role interests you please send your CV and cover letter.  Your cover letter should summarize your experience and skills in the areas we are looking for, illustrated with specific examples, along with where you saw the job advert.  We encourage you to organise your cover letter under the sub-headings included in the role description. It should also include two references that we may contact in advance of an interview process.

Tagged as: communication/presentation skills, science communication, communications strategies

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