Designing for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

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Ashleigh Axios is an international speaker, strategic creative, and an advocate for design’s ability to break barriers and create positive social change. Axios is a board member for AIGA, the professional association for design. Axios served as the creative director and a digital strategist at the White House, where she led design from within the Office of Digital Strategy. Axios is also the president emeritus of AIGA Washington D.C., where she formed and leads DotGovDesign, an initiative connecting and empowering government designers, and the annual DotGovDesign Conference. Axios went to Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned a BFA in graphic design (and met her wonderful husband).

Join the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis and AIGA St. Louis to get a behind-the-scenes look at how innovative design is able to happen in-house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Ashleigh will show-and-tell how her small design team transformed daunting challenges into successful digital campaigns. Hear her team’s tactics for tackling limited resources, overcoming impossibly quick timelines, experimenting while in the public spotlight, and not just taking criticism, but intentionally seeking it out.