We live in a time when creativity is at the forefront of effecting change. MEK partners with purpose-led companies, brands and innovators to transform visionary ideas into design that represents hope, progress and possibility. 

Through strategic design and creative innovation we’ll help you communicate your vision to make it easy for people to understand and rally behind; raising awareness and shifting perceptions to win hearts and minds and drive new opportunities for growth and positive change.

Because now more than ever, people seek out brands that connect with them on a deeper level and align with their values.

We'll help you become one of them.

MEK: Armenian for One. One people. One planet.

Let’s do better together.


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STORY


MEK was founded on the spirit of activism. We recognised the need for beautiful, unconventional design in the social and environmental impact space where brands lack the excitement, engagement and clarity needed to inspire people to take action. We also identified the need to challenge the outdated beliefs, practices and traditions of the design industry that support the world’s most damaging corporations and no longer serve our collective hope for the future.

MEK exists to effect positive change by using design as a vessel of beauty and truth to communicate the most important issues of our time. We strive to leave the world better than we found it, and have a responsibility to design change with transparency to help people make more informed choices, shaping a better future for all. 

“How can we expect anyone to listen, if we’re using the same old voice? We need new noise.” –Refused





PEOPLE


MEK is led by:


Mirella Arapian
Founder & Creative Director

Nicolas Collerson
Art Director

Along with a trusted network of leading collaborators, we’re an experienced, ambitious team of creatives and activists driven by a shared vision for a better tomorrow. We’re constantly looking for new ways to do things differently, to be different, and to make a difference.






CULTURE


MEK is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture that’s safe and accessible, promotes and celebrates our diversity, supports creative ambition, and embraces the unique skills and experiences of our team. Our backgrounds are varied across LGBTQIA+, ethnic minority, neurodivergence, and English as a second language. We’re proud to foster a values-led environment where everyone is seen and heard, and free to express their ideas and selves equally. 






VALUES


Our values permeate everything we do—from how we treat each other and approach our work, to building partner relationships and a legacy we’re proud of.


TRANSPARENCY

Being open, honest, vulnerable, and creating work grounded in truth


INTEGRITY

Walking our talk, especially when no one’s looking


EMPATHY

Showing care, compassion and kindness at all times


ACCOUNTABILITY

Taking responsibility for what we say and do


EQUITY

Ensuring no one is left behind


COLLABORATION

Going further together



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MEDIA


INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

2023   Finalist, Digital Design, Victorian Premier’s Design Awards
2023   Mentor, Assisterhood
2022   Judge, Vegan Brand Design of the Year, Antagonist
2019   Finalist, Design for Good, AGDA Awards
2018   Founder, Womentor
2017   Mentor, Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)



TALKS & EVENTS

2023   Workshop Panel, Assisterhood, Melbourne
2022   Panel, Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne
2022   Folio Review, Shillington Education, Melbourne
2021   Folio Review, AGDA, Melbourne
2020   Hosted Event, Womentor, Melbourne
2020   Panel, The Design Kids, Melbourne
2019   Panel, Never Not Creative, Melbourne
2019   Keynote, Foundry Live, Launceston
2019   Host, The Design Conference, Brisbane
2019   Keynote + Panel, Sydney Design Festival, Sydney
2019   Panel, The Design Kids, Melbourne
2018   Folio Review, Billy Blue College of Design, Melbourne
2018   Guest Lecture, Shillington Education, Melbourne
2018   Keynote, The Design Kids, Melbourne
2017   Folio Review, AGDA, Melbourne
2017   Guest Lecture, Billy Blue College of Design, Melbourne
2017   Keynote, The Design Kids, Melbourne
2017   Keynote, Merri-bek Business Women’s Network, Melbourne



PUBLICATIONS

2023   The Interviews, Volume 2, The Brand Identity, UK
2023   Mavens, Issue 2, AU
2022   Mavens, Issue 1, AU
2021   The Interviews, Volume 1, The Brand Identity, UK
2020   Activities for Children Impacted by War, Therapists for Armenia, USA
2017   The Process, The Brand Identity, UK
2016   Art Marks, Counter-Print, UK
2015   The Steidz, Issue 1, FR





EXHIBITIONS

2022  Up to Us: Bringing Women Together to Design the World We Want, Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne

2022  Creative Sheroes: Women Driving Change
Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne

2018  Hot Lagoon Art Fair, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania




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