Join our team

At Mekanic, our philosophy of co-creation applies between team members as well as in our client partnerships. We all bring unique gifts to the table and enjoy an enviable degree of latitude – while also collaborating daily to unravel a branding project and uncover the right answers.

Working at Mekanic is like being a member of a special ops team. We thoroughly assess environments, observe and listen well, investigate tactfully, map possibilities, and humbly innovate our way to the best solutions. We unlock puzzles together, as a family, and with the best interest of our client partners in mind. And we are addicted to each new brand challenge that surfaces.


The work that we do is super important as we contribute to the livelihood of businesses, associations and their staff teams. Given this impact, we develop our own team with precision and care – engaging multi-faceted brand professionals who believe in a mission larger than themselves and their position. At Mekanic, we welcome crazy talent and bold voices – but we check our egos at the door to collaborate effectively, create efficiently and establish camaraderie. It’s not uncommon for our team members to begin with a tour-of-duty, participating part time on projects to feel out the fit and flow. Check below for positions we need to fill as we grow the Mekanic crew this year. If you are on board with our own brand’s purpose and promise, we can’t wait to hear from you.

Alexandria, Virginia

Junior Designer

Reports To:  Creative Director


Designers are fundamental to our work and how we bring brands to life. With deep immersion in brand projects from start to finish – they demonstrate focus, commitment, and a balance of pride and humility as the Mekanic team works together to produce the best design solutions for our clients.

Details + Requirements

Mekanic is growing, and we are seeking a Junior Designer to join our agency. This is an awesome position for a recent graduate in the early stages of his/her career looking to launch into the Washington, D.C. area design world. Our team at Mekanic is geeked out by branding and design, close-knit, always strives for excellence and is driven by meaningful work.


We help a wide spectrum of small to mid-size businesses and organizations, from start-up tech companies to nonprofits, and as a Junior Designer you will play an integral role in our work from day one. You can expect to provide direct client team support, conduct design research, develop and refine design concepts, ideate with all Mekanic team members and receive mentorship from senior creative leaders.


What we are looking for in a Junior Designer:

  • Previous coursework in graphic design and a strong portfolio
  • Proficient with Adobe CC: Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign
  • Deep understanding of typography and layout
  • Understanding, interest and some experience in UI, UX and digital design
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding for print production process
  • A keen interest in design, branding and empowering small businesses
  • A willingness to work hard, receive creative direction and constantly improve your craft
  • Love for all things design
Alexandria, Virginia

Project Manager – Part Time

Reports To:  Chief Experience Officer


The Project Manager for Mekanic is responsible for the weekly oversight and project management of all ongoing client retainer engagements. This position reports to the Chief Experience Officer and serves as the central point of contact for internal teams, coordinating the development and execution of all client deliverables. Such deliverables may include creative presentations, analysis reports, messaging, visual identities, branded assets, copywriting and editing, marketing campaigns and social media management.

Details + Requirements

The Project Manager works on a part-time schedule, using regular periods of time in the office to meet with team members, participate in virtual client meetings, organize project components, adjust project schedules, coordinate vendors, ensure proper file archival and assist with the production of deliverables.


This position is also responsible for submitting completed Mekanic projects for appropriate creative industry awards.


Essential Responsibilities:


  • Understand how each client’s profile, business strategy, and brand strategy will influence Mekanic’s creative solutions
  • Ensure all client deliverables are executed on time and exceed expectations
  • Act as a liaison with internal team members and external vendors
  • Coordinate external vendors needed to produce client deliverables
  • Meet regularly with the Chief Creative Officer and Chief Experience Officer to discuss project plans, areas of concern, resolutions, and opportunities
  • Communicate directly with client leads to clarify requests, set expectations, and update with status checks
  • Participate in virtual client meetings to take minutes and ask questions
  • Convene internal team members to discuss project plans and progress
  • Use Mekanic’s software for project management and file share/archival
  • Assist in the preparation of client presentations and workshops
  • Complete and submit creative industry award entries for Mekanic projects


Core Attributes:


  • Knowledge of marketing and creative industries
  • Ability to successfully lead the completion of multiple client projects on time
  • Collaborative, personable and outgoing with internal and external contacts
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Self-motivated, self-directed and results-driven


Job Knowledge and Skills:


  • Proficiency with Apple products and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills and problem-solving mentality
  • Professional demeanor and strong client relationship management experience
  • Experience developing project plans
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work both independently and on cross-functional teams
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities
  • Knowledge of Basecamp and Dropbox preferred


Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk around the office.


Work Environment:

  • Job requires office work


Education and Experience:

  • 3 years of managing digital media and/or marketing projects preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred



Ability to adhere to a regular in-office schedule for 15-20 hours a week

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