Ashley specializes in institutional marketing, especially printed materials, event planning, strategic marketing, public relations and brand development. She works to produce high-quality, impactful work that reflects the client’s vision in the best possible way. Ashley protects institutional brands and graphic standards, manages client timelines, and ensures budgets are met responsibly within newsletters, annual reports and marketing plans. She believes in prioritizing client service over all, and has participated in projects that have received numerous national awards.
BS, English and Philosophy – DePaul University
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I enjoy learning each of my client’s preferences and styles so I can present options I know they’ll like. When I come to a meeting with several high-quality options that all speak to my client’s particular voice, I know that the client is happy with the work, and I’ve done my job correctly.
In addition, I thoroughly enjoy proofreading and editing; I treat it like a treasure hunt. Each time I find and correct an error in copy, I feel like I am saving everyone money and time, and protecting my company’s reputation for high-quality, accurate work.
If you could have dinner with a famous person (past or present) who would it be and why?
I would love to have dinner with Annie Clark (who makes music under the name St. Vincent). She’s unbelievably talented but also quite unorthodox, and I’m fascinated by women who can see several steps into the future of their medium and confidently craft something that shapes the way we experience the world.
What’s something people are always surprised to find out about you?
People are often surprised to learn that I fabricate high-end jewelry and refinish furniture in my free time. After reading and writing at work during the day, it is a refreshing change of pace to sit down at my workbench at night and create something beautiful, or go to my garage and bring new life to furniture that’s old and tired. I find that working with my hands to create something tangible allows me to be expressive in a different and independent way.