Our mission is two-fold:

Empower businesses with
the highest quality signage

We help people put their best foot forward. In an age where signage is often disposable, a sign made to last can speak volumes. It may not be the easiest route to take, but we think it’s worth it.

Create opportunities for
a new generation of craftspeople

Join a community and bring new energy to age-old work. It’s more important than ever to preserve skilled craft, while pushing the boundaries of smart manufacturing. We think of each sign as commissioned art for companies—and we see that to the end.

Why work at Tinkering Monkey?

Do meaningful work

Be part of a team that brings brands to life for businesses of all shapes and sizes. See your work bring smiles—all across the country.
Behind the Scenes »

Learn everyday

Because each sign is one-of-a-kind, there’s endless opportunities to challenge ourselves and learn from each other. We’ll never stop trying to get better at what we do.

Belong to a community

People are at the heart of every connection we build. We cover basic needs like healthcare—as well as fun stuff, like after hours shop access.
Life at Tinkering Monkey »

Four Departments, One Team

We collaborate on every project, but lean on each other for expertise. Where do you see yourself?

Shop Fabrication

• Woodworking
• Metalworking
• Painting and finishing

Digital Fabrication

• Laser
• Electronics

Graphics Production

• Printing
• Vinyl


• Sales, Marketing
• Design, Engineering
• Management, HR

Tour the Studio

Step into a workplace that is well built—by hand and machine, self and team. We’re proud of what we’ve created so far…but we know that’s just the beginning.

Note: This was filmed Feb 2021. Much has changed!

Frequently Asked Questions


3-5 years work experience is required for any fabrication role. Our team small, so we don’t have any entry level fabricators. Only have school experience? We may offer a 3 month internship that may lead to employment (available after 2021).


Compensation depends on mastery of skills, which are evaluated with tests. At a basic level, all fabricators are required to have mastery in their department, and basic proficiency in other areas.


Nope, because collaboration is key to everything we do. Even if you have all the tools and gadgets, we need all fabricators to work out of our studio in Berkeley, CA.


Our hiring process is lengthy—because we hire the best! Our screening process involves at least:

  1. Online application
  2. Phone screen
  3. In-person interview
  4. In-person proficiency test

Open job opportunities

There are no open positions available at the moment.
To stay updated on upcoming opportunities, contact Paula at hello@tinkeringmonkey.com