Graphic Designer

The Engine is Red

About the Engine:

The Engine is a tribe of creators and strategists, builders and collaborators, learners and students. Over the past thirteen years, we have built a strong reputation for collaborating with our clients to push the boundaries and create inspiring work.

We believe the best work comes from an empowered and independent team, free to drive their projects in their own way. We trust each other - knowing each of us is talented, honest, and dedicated. We believe life outside of the studio is a deep source of inspiration, rest, and drive.

We insist on having fun and aspire to create ground-breaking work together. We seek exceptional talent that believes in joining a passionate, egoless team that is building something bigger than themselves.

We’ve created a culture of trust, transparency, and empowerment. We have found creatives who prefer to self-lead and drive projects, thrive here. Curious minds who like to question the status quo, dive beyond the obvious and push themselves forward. Optimistic realists, who face challenges eyes-wide-open, and believe there is a way.

Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, regional players, and non-profits—from wine and food to energy and biotech. While media and industry vary, they share a set of values: a strong drive to break through and create something new, and a desire to work deeper with their agency.

The Engine is independently owned, and debt-free. The past few years have been a strong growth season for us, and 2022 is on track to grow even more. Especially if you join the team

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

We are looking for designers with an incredible sense of style and a great eye for design. You can collaborate within a group to form ideas and convert them seamlessly into visual concepts. You’re comfortable working in a self-lead environment and able to hit the ground running. You’re empathetic, a lifelong learner and passionate about producing great work.

You are eager to explore ideas across a variety of media and manifestations. From brand and visual identity work to mobile and web, you love to push ideas and boundaries. You’re excited to work alongside a talented and kind peer group. Each of us bringing out the best in each other. You’ll have the opportunity to work across a variety of brands and industries.

We are currently looking for multiple graphic designers to join the team, and will have additional opportunities for writers and accounts folks in the near future. So feel free to bring your talented friends.


  • Concepting and executing client-ready design work for a variety of projects, both B2B and consumer-facing 
  • Successfully work alongside a team of passionate creatives 
  • Maintain multiple client deadlines and prioritize needs on a per-project basis


  • 3-4 years of professional design experience 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign are a must) 
  • Passion for design and a strong attention to detail 
  • Solution-oriented with strong problem-solving skills 
  • Quick understanding of written and/or verbal direction 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • A strong portfolio

Compensation and Benefits:

We offer competitive salaries, a healthy benefits package (medical, dental, vision, and life), 401k with matching contribution, annual cost of living salary adjustments, education reimbursement programs, 20 days of PTO (vacation and sick time), and 7 paid holidays.

We are a profit-share agency, dispersing up to 25% of total agency profits to the team each quarter. For the 2021 year, most employees received approximately 12% of their salary in profit share payments. Each year we strive to improve our offering and take care of our team.

The Engine is Red is committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace with opportunities for all. BIPOC, women, marginalized communities, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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