Megan Chesterton

Art Director

Dallas, TX, USA
I’m a graphic designer with 6+ years of agency and in-house experience in digital creativity. I believe that great design is both beautiful and functional. My passion is finding unique ways to communicate meaning through design. I strive to lead my team towards the creation of meaningful digital experiences that engage users and drive results.

Work Experience

Idea Grove

Art Director

As the head of the creative team for Idea Grove, manage a team of in-house and freelance designers to create a wide variety of digital and print experiences for B2B clients. Working closely with all areas of the agency, guide digital projects that nurture users, follow brand standards, and tell a story. Responsibilities also include process development, project management, resource allocation, employee training, reporting, presentation of work, and sales of creative projects.
August 2017 - Present Dallas, Texas, United States

Idea Grove

Senior Graphic Designer

In collaboration with the creative director and junior designers, worked to create digital interactions for a wide range of B2B clients, including the development of user flows across complex campaigns, front- and back-end development of website pages, and managing website projects from beginning to end.
November 2015 - August 2017 Dallas, Texas, United States

Idea Grove

Graphic Designer

Responsible for the production of digital and print collateral for a variety of B2B businesses, including eBooks, infographics, brochures, tradeshow graphics, logos, website designs, and more.
November 2014 - November 2015 Texas, United States

Progressive Laboratories

Graphic Designer

As part of the in-house graphic design team, I was responsible for label design and production, marketing collateral, information design for products, and producing custom labels for private and contract clients.
September 2012 - November 2014 Texas, United States

RISD Typeshop

Typeshop Monitor/Facility Attendant

Assisted other students with the printing press facilities and book binding for safety and good craftsmanship.
September 2010 - October 2011 Rhode Island, United States

RISD Annual Fund

Commission

Commissioned for 40 letterpress printed invitations for a formal award ceremony.
May 2011 - May 2011 Rhode Island, United States

Education

Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

Bachelor's in Graphic Design

September 2008 - June 2012 Rhode Island, United States

Awards

PRSA Dallas Pegasus Awards

Website Design

2018

Graphic Design USA

American Graphic Design Award

2013

Press Association

Media Excellence Award of Merit

2007

University Interscholastic League (ILPC)

Honorable Mention

2007

Visual Arts Scholastic Event

Received perfect scores at both regional and state levels from the Texas Art Education Association, two years in a row.

2006

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Ceros, CSS, Detail-Oriented, Digital Campaigns, HTML, Hubspot , InVision, Mac OSX, Microsoft Office, Self-Motivated, Strategy, User Interface Design, Web Design, Windows, WordPress,

Hobbies & Interests

Drawing
Bookmaking
Collecting Vinyl
Lego Sculptures
Traveling
Video Games