Andrew Ashton, Australia (2004)
Andrew Ashton is a designer, writer, image maker, creative director and occasional gardener who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Andrew dedicates his practice to helping people to think and...Read full biography
Andrew Ashton is a designer, writer, image maker, creative director and occasional gardener who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Andrew dedicates his practice to helping people to think and act creatively, artfully. Andrew's flexible yet robust big-little-practice allows one to work with peers, form specialist creative teams, create teaching labs, or work on-site with clients and projects, or self-initiated cultural events. It's a mix that promises diverse and creative work, across all media – Gender neutral bathroom think tanks, national event identities, international product brands, cinema ad campaigns, to connecting people with local businesses.
Since 1989, Andrew has produced decades of quality commercial and cultural work, created practice products, events and publications, chaired award programmes, and in 2004 conceived Australia's first design centred market – Ready Made Market (now Melbourne Design Market) and the Australian Poster Annual.
Diamonds in the Rough
Jacky Winter, Melbourne
Celebrating the 25 anniversary issue of Desktop Magazine, Andrew presented an interactive publication and exhibition of past and present free cultural printed matter and artifacts.
2008 – today
- Monash University – Art Design and Architecture ()
Lecturing in graphic identity and brand creation, motion and direction creation, experience and place creation, experimental publication
Other Professional Activities
Chair – Australian Design Biennale, Melbourne
2011 – 2012
Creative Director – Australian Graphic Design Association Biennial Awards, Melbourne
2001 – 2001