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

Marketing Intern (Paid)

Overview

Do you want to dip your toes into the agency world? Better yet, do you want to cannonball into the world of an awesome boutique (Un)Agency during the hot days of summer in DC? Do you love fashion, brands, social media, packaging, new music, sneakers, handbags, vintage vinyl, maybe motorcycles – generally cool stuff?

Details + Requirements

The Marketing Intern is responsible for assisting with a wide range of various marketing efforts to support our agency and our respected clients. Working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, the Marketing Intern supports the needs of our strategy team, assisting in areas such as brand research, content/copy editing, website updates, content management, social media outreach, production support, and agency administrative functions such as workshop planning and awards submissions.

 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • (In-Progress) Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Branding or a related field
  • Social media enthusiast
  • Passion for the creative/design industry
  • Entrepreneurial and self-starting attitude and the ability to independently manage multiple priorities
  • Exceptional traditional writing and grammatical skills and ability to use “social networking speak” and online jargon in a correct and authentic manner
  • Highly organized with a strong orientation to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Preferred knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

 

Interested? Email your resume to hello@mekanicbrands.com and introduce yourself!

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

Apply Now!

Like what you have learned about Mekanic? Please introduce yourself and attach your resume and link to your online portfolio. We’d love to hear from you even if we don’t display a position that exactly matches your experience.

hello@mekanicbrands.com