Creative Director, Digital Strategist, Designer + Maker, Washington, D.C.
Ashleigh is an international speaker, strategic creative, and an advocate for design’s ability to break barriers and create positive social change. She is Design Exponent at Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com and a tech company on a mission to democratize publishing. She’s also a board member for AIGA, the professional association for design, and on the editorial board for Design Observer. Prior to her role at Automattic, she served as the creative director and a digital strategist at the White House, where she led design from within the Office of Digital Strategy as part of the Obama administration. She is also the president emeritus of AIGA Washington D.C., where she formed and leads DotGovDesign, an initiative connecting and empowering government designers, and the annual DotGovDesign Conference. Ashleigh earned a BFA in graphic design (and met her wonderful husband) at Rhode Island School of Design.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how innovative design and digital strategy happened in-house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue under the President Obama’s leadership. Ashleigh will show-and-tell how her small design team transformed daunting challenges into successful digital campaigns as part of the Obama administration. Hear her team’s tactics for tackling limited resources, overcoming impossibly quick timelines, […]
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