Ashleigh K’s unique approach to creative direction comes from her roots. She spent her youth in Santa Monica, surrounded by a creative and entrepreneurial community. She started her first business, a floral pop up shop, at the age of 9. She approached a florist to negotiate with the owner to buy roses weekly at a wholesale price, then recruited a team of neighborhood kids to sell them.
As she grew up, Ashleigh K continued this drive in her athletic, educational and professional pursuits. Her tenacity made her region champion and a reigning record-holder of her high school swim team. Carrying a 3.0 minimum GPA in both high school and college, she was listed on honor and dean’s roll on multiple occasions. In college Ashleigh K founded a creative agency while hustling to become the first in her family to get an undergraduate degree.
Ashleigh K maintained a diverse portfolio of work throughout her career. She’s had a particularly impactful influence on the fashion community, trailblazing the sustainability movement by producing one the first socially-conscious luxury collections and leading all creative for a prestigious industry building. She loves what she does and she’s also good at it. Her fashion collection encouraged conversation and was invited to show on national and international runways and one year after Ashleigh K took over creative direction of the industry building, revenues increased by 30%.
Continually inspired by fresh concepts and genuine spirit, today Ashleigh K works as a creative director to produce content and manage brands. She joins established teams, and assembles cohorts of creative specialists.
Described by friends and colleagues as a generous and sincere people connector, Ashleigh K is always eager to meet others who value personal growth and social impact. That’s why she serves as a young adult mentor and on advisory boards for public schools and non-profit organizations.
Ashleigh K lives in Los Angeles and spends time out of the office body surfing, scuba and freediving.