Design with a Purpose

THE 411

What's the 411?


Monique Monchelle Duplechain is an award-winning graphic designer and art director born and raised in Houston, Texas (aka H-Town). Creative by nature, she loves expressing herself through the arts—from poetry, creative writing, and fashion to painting, drawing, and designing. At an early age, she knew she would be an artist, but it was not until her sophomore year of high school when she discovered she would be a different kind of artist—a graphic designer. Soon after receiving her B.F.A. in Communication Design from Texas State University—San Marcos, she began working as a full-time graphic designer.

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Fast forward and press play—now with 10 years of design experience, I love designing more than ever and have cultivated essential skills in the areas of branding, logo design, strategy, art direction, web design, and print/digital advertising. I collaborate with teams to deliver results via compelling designs that effectively communicate and surpass expectations. 

As a strategic thinker fully immersed in the creative process of discovering multifaceted solutions, I am committed to design artistry, creative authenticity, and designing with a purpose: utilizing design as a change agent to educate, motivate, challenge, and entertain.

Peace, love, and soul,
Monique Monchelle


Mission Vision
Design with a purpose: utilizing design as a change agent to educate, motivate, challenge, and entertain.

Honors + Accolades
HOW Promotion & Marketing Awards 2016 Outstanding Achievement Winner

Featured Vendor at DesignCraft 2015—AIGA Houston

Life Mottos
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." — Steve Prefontaine

"Let your light shine so bright that the sun asks for light."  Monique Monchelle

Pure Randomness
Birds make me smile, especially blue jays, cardinals, and cattle egrets;  I am an official retro sneaker connoisseur; and I can write a poem/rhyme about anything!