Chad johnston

Chad Johnston

Founder and Creative Director

Chad received his BFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University (ISU) in 1996. By 2002 he had been nominated as one of PRINT magazine's 20 Under 30 Best New Visual Artists. In 2009, Chad founded Measure, Inc. to serve as a premiere destination for graphic design services in the Midwest (and as it turns out, far beyond).

Over his 20+ years of professional practice, one of Chad's greatest rewards has been working with students of design and sharing his experience and his passion for the value of the profession and its impact on business and culture. Chad is a frequent guest speaker at Iowa State University among other regional universities and professional organizations. In 2017, Chad became a part-time lecturer at the ISU College of Design, teaching Professional Practice in Graphic Design.

Chad's work has been recognized by PRINT, HOW, ID Magazine, UnderConsideration and the Tokyo Art Director's Club among other local and national professional organizations. His work has been published in Emigré, Four Letter Word and Emotion as Promotion, a Book of Thirst.

Teaching

2017 - Iowa State University, College of Design, Graphic Design Professional Practice

Academic Committees

2015 - Iowa State University, College of Design Search Committee – Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Publications

2005 - Emotion as Promotion, A Book of Thirst

2002 - Emigre No. 61

Professional Service

2018 - 2019 - Art Directors Association of Iowa Board of Directors

2000 - 2001 - Art Directors Association of Iowa Board of Directors

1997 - 1998 - American Institute of Graphic Arts, Iowa Board of Directors

Judging

2018 - Art Directors Association of Iowa – 60th Annual Student Design Exhibiton

2011 - Art Directors Association of Iowa – 53rd Annual Student Design Exhibiton

Certifications

2019 - NGLCC Certified LGBT Business Enterprise and Diverse Supplier

Lectures / Critiques / Workshops

2020 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – Professional Practice Senior Studio – "Pay Me or Else"

2018 - Des Moines Area Community College – Critique – Senior Studio, Mid-Year

2018 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Workshop – Adobe Illustrator

2018 -  Iowa State University, College of Design – Critique – Senior Studio Capstone Presentation

2018 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – Professional Practice Senior Studio

2017 - Drake University, Graphic Design Department – Lecture – “This is Happening”

2017 - Iowa State University, Graphic Design Student Association – Lecture – “This is Happening”

2016 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – “The Questions You Should Be Asking”

2015 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Critique – Practicum Studio

2015 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – Practicum Studio

2015 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – “The World Needs Good Design” – CORE Class

2014 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – Introduction to Visual Communication and Branding

Lectures / Critiques / Workshops

2013 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – “The Business Side of Design”

2012 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – “The Business Side of Design”

2010 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – EXPLORE Conference

2009 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – “We Are Measure”

2007 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – “Designers Solve Problems”

2006 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – “Being Creative”

2000 - Iowa State University, College of Design Lecture – –“On Fire: MYTH and Everything Before”

1999 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – “Have No Fear”

1998 - Iowa State University, College of Design – Lecture – “INPUT/OUTPUT”