VALUES



Our guiding beliefs and values that define who we are, what we do (and don’t), and why we do it.

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Ethics: Do No Harm


🌱 Mek is committed to the highest ethical standards and business practices with sensitivity and empathy toward social, cultural, animal, economic, and environmental issues.

🌱 Mek works with brands and organisations that treat employees, suppliers, customers, communities, and the environment fairly, respectfully, and responsibly, as well as brands and organisations that are open and willing to explore ways to become more sustainable and minimise harm.

🌱 Mek does not engage projects that involve fossil fuels, greenhouse gas, destruction of habitat, promotion of animal cruelty, or an adverse impact on people or the planet.


                           

Sustainability: Progress Over Perfection*


♻️ Mek is located in a solar powered premises created with the assistance of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund.

♻️ Mek partners with Carbon Positive Australia to plant 5 trees for each project we complete. Trees are planted in Australia to restore native habitats, recover forests affected by bushfires, combat climate change by capturing carbon, increase biodiversity, and improve water quality.

♻️ Mek’s studio materials are plastic free, cruelty free, recycled, biodegradable or compostable (where possible), and not tested on animals.

♻️ Mek regularly assesses its use of resources, materials, and processes in an effort to minimise impact and waste. Our operations are regularly evaluated from an environmental lens to further reduce emissions.

♻️ Mek only recommends sustainable solutions to clients across print, packaging, inks, and materials, partnering with trusted suppliers across the latest technologies and innovations for reducing waste and environmental impact.

*We acknowledge that true sustainability is impossible. To be sustainable, the world would need to cease all production and output immediately and use what already exists. We encourage progress over perfection.


Community: Giving Back


🌏 As advocates for equality, diversity, and inclusion, we established and run Womentor, a global mentorship program for women in graphic design committed to improving gender equality in the design industry.

🌏 Each year Mek allocates time, profit, and resources to donate, rally, educate, petition, and lobby for important causes across animal welfare, environmental action, social justice, and human rights.

🌏 As a profit for purpose business, Mek donates pro bono design services biannually to brands and organisations creating positive change. For more about our Pro Bono Program, click here.


We’re not perfect, but we’re doing our best. We want to work with people who are too.


If you’re looking to work with a design partner who shares your values and vision for a better future, contact us for a chat. We’d love to hear from you.






© Mek 2022

hi@mek.studio
439/415 Sydney Rd
Brunswick VIC 3056