Ashley Grove

Ashley Grove started her design career when she was just 11, creating and sewing her handmade purses. She developed her love of design into a Journalism Graphics degree at Ball State University where she graduated in 2007. She's worked at several newspapers and print publications achieving such roles at Art Director, Life & Entertainment Editor, writer, designer, photographer and food taste tester.

Ashley worked for a short time in the health care industry, designing marketing and executive communications for Amerigroup, a Fortune 500 company. While there she took her first photography course since high school and became responsible for photographing the company's events.

She finally decided she needed a new challenge. One that took her all the way to Chiang Rai, Thailand where she worked for Izara Arts, a fair trade organizations. She revamped their entire marketing plan, along with photographing and designing new catalogues, prototyping new products and blogging the entire adventure.

Ashley has returned to the States with a exciting outlook on life, design and happiness. She currently freelances in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She is also available for travel. You can see her daily activity at www.fairviewpl.blogspot.com