Chronicles of Ash Robertson
— Road to Graphic Design
“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 am currently working as a part-time Graphic Designer and Social Media Marketer for Blend Bubble Tea. I was hired during their startup period and designed everything from their logo, menu, to promotional materials and more. I’m also a contract designer for Lonely Cloud Design, and am always looking for clients to expand my personal freelance venture.
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.