“Home is just a room full of my safest sounds.” (Troye Sivan)
If this is true: Digital Media is my home. There is no where I feel more comfortable than on my laptop. The other day I was so encompassed in my work, I tried to turn down the volume of my surroundings (without realizing it was actually life outside of my screen). Now, you can perceive that in two ways:
One: Wow, she needs to get out more.
Two: Wow, she’s really motivated.
I prefer to think the latter but it doesn’t hurt to have someone remind me about the first concern every once in a while… just in case.
I graduated from the Art Institute of Vancouver in 2014 with my Graphic Design Diploma. After some real industry experience, I decided it was important for me to get some web skills under my belt. With this realization, I packed up my laptop and hard-drives and graduated from BCIT with a New Media and Web Development Certificate (2016). I’ve always been interested in all types of media but now lean towards branding, video, and social media marketing.
I established Ash Robertson Design as a company in 2015. I chose to go out on my own to have more control over the projects and form closer relationships with the clients I want to work with. Expanding my client list has been exciting while being able to use my creativity and personal touch for the projects they request. With businesses varying from: realty, restaurants/pubs, a Reebok-sponsored athletic influencer, and more; I’m able to create in all different genres and styles.
I largely spend my time on the YouTube prowl going through phases of my subscription box. During larger breaks, a camping getaway is my all time favourite. A close second would be half-assing my pause on technology by going to the drive-in. Being able to breathe fresh air yet catching up on the best new releases is all a new media geek could ask for. If you want to keep up with my design & blog life, follow me at: @ashrobertsondesign or my personal life at: @ashtrobertson.