By Dawn Sailors • 16 September, 2013
Ashley Stuhr is our art director, and one of the main brains behind our designs. We took a few minutes to ask Ashley five very important questions.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
No two projects are the same and no two clients are the same. Which means every day is different and I am constantly learning new things not only about my own industry, but about many others.
What is something you are oddly afraid of?
Growing up I was extremely paranoid about being kidnapped in the middle of the night. I watched way too many episodes of “Unsolved Mysteries” when my parents thought I was asleep. To this day, I am still a little bit afraid it could happen, so I sleep completely buried under the covers in hopes no one will see me there.
What is your favorite thing about Tuesday?
On Tuesdays my friends and I go to the retro skate night at Skatedaze. It’s a fun way to do something active and catch up with my friends. I have big dreams of learning to skate backwards and spin in circles, for now I’m just mastering skating forward.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an artist of some kind for as long as I can remember. I even fought for the “starving artist” card when playing the game LIFE. In middle school I started ripping out advertisements from magazines and hanging them all over my bedroom. I wanted to be the person who made them, but I had no idea what that job was. It was my high school art teacher who pointed me in the right direction.
What is something not many people know about you?
Most people are probably not aware of how much I love the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I became enamored with it when it first aired and continue to re-watch the entire series at least once a year. If you told me something that happened in the series, I am confident that I could tell you the name of the episode.
If money were no object, where would you spend your next two-week vacation?
I love to travel, so this is an incredibly difficult question to answer because I want to go basically everywhere. As much as I would love to travel overseas, my current bucket list goal is to visit all of the major cities and National Parks in each of the 50 states. So, honestly, I would probably set out to the East Coast where I could knock out a bunch of states in a relatively short period of time. Upstate New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, the New Jersey coast, Rhode Island, the Cape of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, and the coast of both North and South Carolina all being places I have yet to visit. That’s doable in two weeks, right?