Ashlyn Sterling

STW21-ASHLYN-STERLING

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Born and raised in rural Indiana, Ashlyn grew up playing pretend in her backyard. She is still creating stories through her design work. Design combines her favorite passions: art, literature, and people. She values design that serves a greater purpose and her approach to projects is to encourage conversation. Ashlyn is a Team Lead for Studio 165+, a student-led design team. She has received numerous awards for team projects, including a silver ADDY from the Indiana American Advertising Federation and three awards from GDUSA. She hopes to blend her passion for art and environmental conservation into a design role. When she is not working, she may be found at the dog park with her rescue dog, Hachiko. Her other hobbies include playing video games, reading, cooking, and crafting.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

Oxford OH / Connersville IN

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

A mix of campus and online. Most of the year has been on campus.

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Night owl

FAVORITE MOVIE?

The Princess Bride

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

The Office

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?

Ear Biscuits hosted by Link Neal and Rhett Mclaughlin and Sidenote hosted by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Artemisia Gentileschi

FAVORITE BOOK?

The Great Gatsby

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Local animal shelters, environmental conservation

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Video games and reading

HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?

The most important voices in the fight against Covid-19 are the healthcare providers who are working tirelessly towards a cure. What they are doing is a creative endeavor beyond anything we do. Design acts as the bridge between science, fact, reason, and honesty. This year has instilled in me a greater appreciation for my industry and has reminded me how important our voices are in regard to the safety and rights of all humans. I am humbled by the art and design of 2020. My greatest hope is that I may contribute my voice and skills to the fight.

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