UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
My name is Ashley. I am a senior undergraduate student at the University of North Texas majoring in communication design and minoring in advertising and art history. Since childhood, I have enjoyed technology and art, and I love that graphic design allows me to merge those fields. I am passionate about what I do because it gives me a way to put things into the world that make an impact. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, drinking coffee, listening to music, and cuddling with my cats.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I do not know the specifics of what I would like to do, but I love UX/UI design and would enjoy working on a large-scale project that would allow users to make a lasting, positive impact in their life. I am passionate about helping others and human/animal rights, so doing anything to support the betterment of our world would make me happy.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I’m so focused on my portfolio and last semester of college that I currently don’t have anything on my nightstand. However, I will admit that I recently watched Disney’s Encanto, my guilty pleasure.
IF YOU WERE GOING TO WRITE A BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
If I wrote a book, I would focus on my personal experiences overcoming barriers to pursue my goals. It would explain my story of how my health complications forced me to drop out of middle school and how I — despite still having pain and struggles — was able to make it to where I am today. I would hope to inspire others to not give up on themselves.