Nebraska Cigar Festival
(logo, collateral + website) : : I designed tickets, a poster, webform, posted and site to attract attendees for the 4th Annual Nebraska Cigar Festival; what a fun project to play with typography
In her youth and well into college and postgraduate school, Ashley was recognized for her skills and natural intuition of visual purpose in design and creativity in the fine arts. She focused on technical drawing and realism earlier in life and experimented with abstraction, books and typography in postgraduate school. Immediately following graduation, Ashley's strikingly mature portfolio and concepts, paired with her versatile skill-set and ability to adapt in a fast-pace environment, swept her off the job market in an instant to become part of the minnow PROJECT. Ashley worked part time while she undertook the rigorous graduate program as an MFA candidate in Printmaking at UNL. After a year of constant running between grad school life and as a working professional, Ashley took a moment to seriously evaluate her interests, personal expectations and career goals. Technological insight, learning opportunities, personal challenges and stimuli at work, rapid social media progression and a turbulent economy convinced her to stop stretching herself thin and become dedicated to learning new and useful skills in the interactive-web department. Within only a year, HTML + CSS had become second nature; she has been regularly practicing front-end design and development for nearly three years now. Ashley's aptitude and diligence to learn and her ability to fill the dynamic role as a designer and web developer has made her an invaluable and rewarding asset. She has openly embraced the flexibility of Wordpress to design and build fully custom and optimal performing websites. Ashley's personality, inquisitive mind and resourcefulness has allowed her to accomplish anything she sets her mind to. She has become a well-respected contemporary designer and forward-thinking innovator, establishing a web presence in the world of quickly growing technology.