WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?

(ノ ˘_˘)ノ🎨 I’m Ash, and I’m an artist, designer + writer based in Porto, Portugal.

When I’m not working on an illustration, animation or tattoo I’m usually dabbling in creative direction, project management or visual storytelling. From time to time I also publish a hefty zine about art + life called Loose Ideas. I’ve worked on projects in the US, Cuba, Central America, Eastern Europe and throughout Scandinavia, and I invite any and all opportunities to expand that list! I’m especially keen on those involving humor, good colors and an international lens.

HOW ABOUT AN UNSOLICITED LIST OF SKILLS?

Creative direction + project management 
Visual storytelling + editorial design 
Digital marketing + branding 
Community building 


Magazine publishing + page design 
Copywriting with a global perspective 
English copyediting, proofreading 
Caption + description writing 
Newsletter production 


35mm, instant + digital photography 
Natural light photo styling, direction 
Video production + editing 
Stop motion animation 
Editorial illustration 
Hand-drawn type 
Specialized maps 
Photo overlays 
Infographics 
GIFs 


Website design 
Social media management
Product design + sourcing 
Interior/exterior packaging design
 
Travel planning + research 
Estou aprendendo Português 


Proactive, collaborative mindset 
Tactful, open-minded, empathetic 
Known to occasionally save a bird 
Decent sense of humor


FORMAL EDUCATION:

BA in Visual Communication Design
BFA in Documentary Photography

PAST CLIENTS, AWARDS + INVOLVEMENTS:

Hammer + Jacks
HAMAM Magazine
Analog Iceland Magazine
Broken Pencil Zine Awards
Counterpoint Magazine
BUST Magazine
Quimby's Chicago
The–Dots
Off Color Brewing
Baggu
Uncertain Mag
Rolled Gold Film
Restore From Backup
Indisposable Concept
Back2TheBase
Snap It See It
Impossible Film
ARTPIL's 30 Under 30 
Modern in Denver
5280 Magazine
JPG Magazine
Fox Cities Magazine


CAN I FIND YOU / YOUR WORK ANYWHERE ELSE?
There's a collection of links here, and you can find me on Instagram and Twitter. Wanna kick it IRL? I’m into it. Let's hang, talk shop, work together, make dumplings, etc. 

I also invite you to subscribe to my newsletter, Tudo BemRead more about it here.