Hello! My name is Ashley and I’m an experience designer, teacher, and bartender! My background is in information and service design - I have an MFA in Information Design and Visualization from Northeastern University and a BFA in Graphic Design from Lesley College of Design. I love design thinking, participatory research methods, and collaborating with passionate, humble people.

I currently work at Skylight Digital, a civic technology consultancy helping government create human centered tools and services. I teach UX Design at Pratt and General Assembly, and Data Visualization at Parsons.

Before joining the Skylight team, I spent the last 4 years as a Co-Founder of JustFix.nyc. As our Design Director, I helped establish our community led development and co-design methods working with tenants and advocates across NYC to build data driven tools that fight displacement. I met my co-founders Georges and Dan as a Design Fellow in the Blue Ridge Labs 2015 Summer Fellowship, and before that was a UX designer at DockYard.

I love what I do, and I don't take myself too seriously.

Resume

Co-Designing Eviction Free NYC

Fast Forward Blog Interview: Co-Design

DockYard Blog contributions

linkedin / twitter

“Design takes place in the world of the imagination, where one invents and manipulates ideas and concepts instead of the real thing — in order to prepare the real intervention. They work with models as means of vicarious perception and manipulation. Sketches, cardboard models, diagrams, and mathematical models, and the most flexible of them all, speech, serve as media to support the imagination.”
— The Reasoning of Designers, Horst Rittel