HI, I’M Ashley. BUT, YOU CAN CALL ME ashlee.
I’m in the business of visual communication.
When I was a kid, you wouldn't dare catch me without a notebook and pen. I wrote everything down, even things that might have seemed insignificant at the time - license plate numbers, weird phrases I heard my Nanny say (she had an imagination and a foul mouth l0l), to-do lists, motivational quotes, etc. I kept my notes fairly organized just in case I ever needed to recall anything or relay information. Intermingled with my notes were always drawings and sketches, color swatches and my attempts at creating my own typefaces.
As I got older, I noticed I had a knack and slight obsession, if you will, for organizing information and a need to relay it in a visually appealing way.
I became intrigued by the way magazines looked and vowed to create and own my own someday. I wanted to know the behind the scenes workings of things like websites, publications and advertisements. Those interests lead me to obtaining a BA in Media Communications with a certificate in Interactive Digital Media from Webster University and simultaneously launching my freelance career as a photographer and graphic designer. Self-taught in the disciplines of photography and graphic design, I am still trying to find my style as well as take and teach others on my journey.
My intentions are to explore and capture truth, not alter it. I try to see things differently, poetically if you will. I just hope that the metaphors, the poetry, translate and make sense visually. I take joy in exploring and displaying social issues through my work. Photography and prose are both powerful alone but sometimes I dare to pair them.
Oh yeah! -- You're probably wondering about the slight spelling difference and thinking "Why?" or "Did she really just spell her own name wrong?" Don't think too deep into it. I really just liked the way "Ashlee" looked more. So I changed it for artistic purposes. *cue the giggles*
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Hi, I’m Terri.
Creative Assistant & SEO Specialist
I am a senior Digital and Social Media Marketing student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I like to think of myself as a self-starter. When I launched my first company, Mosaic Hair Co. in 2015, there were so many things that I didn’t know about business. I was not sure about certain business aspects like even where to start or how to position myself on social media. So, I immediately began researching all the areas where I felt I could gain more knowledge. It was a lot at first but the more I dug into the research, peeling back the many layers of small business, the more I enjoyed it. Especially the way that social media has impacted our culture with the birth of influencers, the modern-day celebrities.
We are spending more and more hours on our devices and consuming digital content than ever before. As a serial entrepreneur, I know that it is crucial to do digital and social media marketing and to do it well. I’ve dedicated my studies to web design, enhancing user experience, Google analytics, maximizing search engine optimization, and understanding paid search campaigns. In 2018, I launched my second company, Blossom Swim Beachwear. Managing Blossom Swim taught me patience. A lot of the times it is hard to see if all the hard work you do is paying off. With a consistent brand strategy, it will. My motto? Do it scared!