Here at Membersy, we understand that our industry-leading dental subscription management and billing platform would be nothing without our incredible employees. Each month, we make it a priority to showcase the talented employees who have worked tirelessly to build Membersy from a small startup in 2015 to the company it is today. This month, our employee under the spotlight is Ashton Parkey, our Art Director.
Q: What is your job title?
A: Art Director
Q: How long have you been with Membersy? / How has the company changed since you’ve been here?
A: I joined in 2018 as a Graphic Design Intern and during these past 4 years, so much has changed. We’ve rebranded, acquired The CDI Group, completed two rounds of funding, grown from 8 employees to 40+, moved office locations, and so much more. It has been an extremely rewarding experience and an honor to a play a role in the tremendous growth of Membersy.
Q: What does your typical day look like?
A: One of the best things about Membersy is that no day is the same. I have the opportunity to work with multiple brands through our partners while also conceptualizing new ways to bring awareness to the Membersy brand through design and marketing. Continuous innovation is key to this role.
Q: What is your favorite thing about working for Membersy?
A: 100%, my colleagues. Everyday I get the opportunity to work with some of the most hard-working, passionate, and creative people in the industry. We’ve faced many challenges together, but never one we couldn’t handle. Our potential in this space is limitless and we’re all equally as eager to see where we can take it.
Q: What is a fact that would surprise your coworkers?
A: I grew up on a ranch where we raised turkeys. Essentially, I used to be a turkey farmer. I guarantee that this will floor most of my coworkers lol. I don’t really give off the “farm girl” vibe anymore…
Q: What drew you to Membersy originally?
A: When I began searching for a new role, I had just completed another internship for a design firm and wanted to see what it would be like to design for a non-creative focused industry. My goal was to challenge my creativity in an unexpected way and Membersy offered just that.
Q: Before working at Membersy, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
A: I used to work at a peach orchard during my summer breaks in college (s/o Jenschke Orchards). The constant access to fresh fruit made the Texas heat a lot more tolerable and I now know the secret to picking out the best watermelons.
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: I do, lol. I have a 1yr old Dalmatian pup named Moose, a 6yr old Ragdoll cat named Post Meowlone and 10yr old cat named Sir Kitty. Basically, it’s an in-house zoo.. They’re also great at making sure I’m never bored…
Q: Where is your favorite place to be?
A: That’s a hard one… I have so many favorites! But if I had to narrow it down, I would say either catching a sunset in a local park with my pup, seeing a concert, or on a hike somewhere in the mountains.
Q: What is something that’s on your bucket list?
A: To catch a game, enjoy a cold beer, and eat a hot dog at every MLB stadium. I’m only at three right now (Astros, Rockies, Marlins), so I’ve got some work to do lol.
Q: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
A: Learning to surf and surf well is something I really want to do. I’d love to be skilled enough to consistently catch barrels.
Q: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
A: I would love to meet Charles and Ray Kaiser Eames to pick their brains and deep dive into their various creative processes. I’m a HUGE fan of their furniture design and architecture style. One day I would love to build a home inspired by their mid-century modernist design aesthetics.
Q: What would you most like to tell your younger self?
A: It just keeps getting better.
Q: Who are your top artists on Spotify this year?
A: I LOVE music questions! As of right now, my top artists for this year are Mac Miller, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Harry Styles, Sticky Fingers, and Kings of Leon.
Thank you for all that you do for us, Ashton! Happy 4 Years with Membersy!