hi there.

I'm Ashley. I'm an Art Director currently living in Boston, Massachusetts. I am also a photographer who also loves graphic design - in a sense, I'm a bit of a hyphenate. Beyond photography and design, I love exploring random and new places and driving with no destination in mind. I also love old things. Anything that has (and shows) it's age, I love. I'm also a big fan of old type and logos...the skill & precision that went into them is something I envy.

I'm currently working at Arnold Worldwide in Boston but am always looking to take on small freelance jobs to fill whatever free time I may have...because you know, too much free time is obviously terrible. Feel free to browse my work to see if we'd be a good fit for each other, and if you're interested in working together, let's get in touch!


Education

I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Marketing at the Whittemore School of Business, University of New Hampshire in 2008.

Just before graduating, I took an extracurricular class; Intro to Coding. Through this class I was introduced to the endless possibilities of web design and totally fell in love. Shortly after, I purchased Dreamweaver and Fireworks and thus began my creative "teachings." I'm a self-taught designer & AD, and have no formal educational training in my field. Some may view that as a disadvantage, I've just always felt that the best teacher is experience. You'll never learn unless you practice and do.

Experience

In 2008 I took a job at Modernista! as an Administrative Assistant. I credit M! for my initial introduction into advertising & for allowing me the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the field.

In June 2010, I left M! and began freelancing as a graphic designer full-time. In 2011, I took a full-time job as Graphic Designer at Healthworks Fitness. Here I also did design work for their brother gym, GymIt. 

In September 2012, I took a job as Layout Artist at Arnold Worldwide. In May 2014 I was promoted to Jr. Art Director. Since July 2015, I have been acting as Art Director at Arnold.

Skills

Identity
Logo Development / Identity System / Brand Collateral / Brand Positioning /

Web & Digital
Website Design & Development / Email Marketing / Rich Media / Social Marketing /

Print & Imagery
Packaging Design / Brochure & Menu Design / Illustration / Hand Lettering / Poster Design / Business Card & Letterhead Design / Signage / Billboard & OOH / Editorial & Catalogs /

Art Direction/Content Creation
Art Direction / Photography / Food, Prop Styling


Let's get in touch.

Whether you simply want to say hi, or feel as though I'm a great fit for the project you have in mind, I'd love to hear from you.

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