Hello Everyone! I am excited to be bringing you our March Designer in the Spotlight! This month our kit featured the Goldie collection designed my Ashley Goldberg!
You can see Ashley’s designs everywhere from Target to the Land of Nod and most recent with Parasol. We were beyond thrilled when we saw the Goldie collection! Ashley has taken some time out of her day for a little Q&A to share with everyone! Please say Hello to Ashley Goldberg!
Tell us a little bit about your creative process and what inspires you?
My creative process these days is centered a lot around deadlines. Because there are both deadlines and administrative work to manage. I try to let myself be creative when I feel creative. That has been a struggle for me. Normally, it’s answer emails, go over contracts, meetings, etc and THEN create. But I think it’s more efficient to create work when I have that creative pull to create.
It can’t always work quite like that. We can’t abandon laundry because we want to create BUT if you can do that on some days I think you may get some great work made : )
I am also making an effort now to try to build time back into my week time to create art just for me. Let there be more exploration and mistakes and discoveries. That’s the only way to next place creatively.
Where and when are you most creative?
That’s easy! In my house from late afternoon to late at night. But man, I wish my answer was early in the am!!
What are some of your must have supplies?
If I had NOTHING else it would be a sketchbook and black pens. My extended version of that is access to a computer with photoshop, a scanner, and a wacom tablet . A lot of my process professionally happens digitally. For my personal art there is a lot of acrylic paints (A mix of professional and craft paints), a ton of brushes, pens, and pencils.
And I am a product dabbler and hoarder. I like to buy products that intrigue me and see if I can incorporate it into my work.
Have you always had a love for design and can you share where we can find more of your work?
Yes, yes, yes. I can’t remember a time in my life when design and art and even a love of product and product development weren’t a passion.
The best place to find me is on instagram: ashley goldberg. I can also be found on periscope under ashley goldberg and I am trying to snap chat more and there I am ashleyashleyg
3 Things people probably do not know about you
3 things people probably don’t know about me. Hmmm. That’s a good question.
1) I almost never go to movies in the theater and I don’t watch a lot of movies. I don’t know why, I just never have. And that is really surprising to a lot of people. But if my fiancee starts watching something, I get sucked in pretty easily.
2) I love making jewelry. I haven’t in a long time. But I still love it and collect beads here and there.
3) I’m really intimidated by dslr cameras. I have one and I use it, but I feel it’s still really intimidating to me.
I don’t actually have one. My answer to my be explained by the last question ; )
mostly hip hop (anything from 90’s to now) and same with “alternative” music for lack of a better word.
-white, black, and light pink. all equally.
My answer is I like GOOD tv and I like BAD tv. I could binge watch anything from the wire to ghost whisperer. I am currently watching the OJ show and high maintenance.
camp fire, cut grass, pretty much smells associated with outdoors and change of seasons.
I read on your website that you like to go thrifting! What are one or two of your favorite finds?
I do love thrifting! I have many many many favorite thrift finds. When I was 18 and moved into my first apartment I bought a $70 (it seemed so much at the time!) electric blue velvet, tufted sofa. It was crazy and I both loved and hated it. I had it for several years and when I moved to portland and sold it a coffee house bought it, so it lives on and that just makes me happy
When I bought my house I was on the hunt for these very specific mid-century fireplace tools. And yes, I know that sentence sounds a bit strange ; ) But I was looking on eBay and craigslist and I couldn’t find them for under $250. And then I found the exact set for $2!!!!! That was a good score.
A piece of advise you would give to your younger self.
For international Women’s Day a company I work with often, The Land of Nod, asked me the same thing. My answer was “Pride is not a bad word or feeling. Find something each and every day to be proud of yourself about.” I am a person who really values humility, so it is sometimes hard to remember that you can still be proud of yourself and be humble and grounded.
The Goldie collection is one of our favorites and the response from our subscribers has been incredible! Any plans for another collection?
That’s the best! I love hearing that. Thanks so much! I don’t have another collection like Goldie in the works right now. Although, I LOVE all things paper crafting. But I do have some really fun things in the works that are paper related that I can’t talk about quite yet : ) But I do hope everyone will keep an eye out on my instagram (Ashley Goldberg) for an announcement in the near future.
What was the last thing you took a photo of?
I just checked! And it was a picture of a progress shot in my art journal.
Thank you so much for asking me to do this interview and including my Goldie collection into your March kit. It has been AMAZING and inspiring to see all the ways members have creatively used it.
Ashley thank you so much for sharing with us today we really appreciate it! Thanks so much for stopping by today to connect with Ashley check out all the social media links listed below! Enjoy the rest of your day!