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My name is Ashley and I’m the designer and founder of Flourishing Penguin. My love for all things design started as a young child. I was constantly drawing and making things. I attended the University of Virginia where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in oil painting. After sometime in the real world, I realized that my creative juices weren’t flowing and I went back to school and earned my Master’s Degree in Interior Design.

I spent twelve years as the Creative Director for a web and graphic design company focused mainly on government contracting projects. While I learned a wealth of information about project and client management, the projects left me searching for something more. After designing all the paper materials for my own wedding, I knew I had finally found my creative calling. My passions for color, typography, paper and calligraphy all came together into one realized vision.

For three years, I worked as an event planner with the amazing and talented A. Dominick Events. I learned so much more about the wedding industry and loved every minute working with brides and their families. Early in 2018, I knew the time was right to branch out on my own and focus exclusively on stationery and branding.

I love the process of design: the excitement of a new project, the exploration of different concepts, the refinement of the final selection and the marvelous end result. I love the unique challenges of each and every project and every client. Contact me today so we can start working on your vision!


The Design Team

Gatsby, Chief Scritching Officer
Penelope, Quality Assurance

My snorty, snuggly, crazy pups keep me laughing and inspired. You can follow along on their adventures on instagram:

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@gatsbythepuppy