Growing up in the Canadian Prairies, temperamental extremes of weather encouraged excessive amounts of make believe, art creation, and dress-up for entertainment. From this, an enthusiastic passion for design was the logical progression of things.
For over ten years, Ashley has worked as a designer in the fashion industry, illustrating, creating original graphics and patterns, brand identities, and developing collections for well-known companies under both private and licensed brands. She has also had the pleasure of working as the costume designer on multiple projects, live shows, films, and web series, creating and constructing original characters and pieces for a variety of genres. In late 2013, Ashley started her own freelance design studio and is currently developing her portfolio with a focus on illustration and surface pattern design.
Ashley's style is fluid, asymmetrical and quirky. She enjoys creating whimsical pieces that give a sense of movement and life, often inspired by childhood memories and antique objects. The entire process from concept to creation brings her great joy - as someone who celebrates being a constant learner, figuring out how to bring an idea to life is an exciting part of her relationship with design.