“The creativity is within you, and it’s one of your responsibilities to allow that creativity to blossom.”
– Amos Kennedy, Jr., printmaker
I strive to educate, as well as create.
In addition to creating and developing projects, Design Kettle promotes discovery, exploration, process, and learning. I want my readers, customers, and clients to understand what makes an effective design and how to create a captivating visual story.
Want to brew some fresh ideas? Send us a message anytime at howdy[at]designkettle.com.
It all started with a passion for storytelling.
Every person has a unique history — a collection of experiences that define our views of the world. For me, these collected experiences began at a young age as my family moved from one city to the next.
Throughout all the transitions, my love of art and design remained constant. By the time I completed college, I had an understanding of what it took to be a good designer. My diverse knowledge and techniques allowed me to see the design world from many angles of the profession.
However, it wasn’t until graduate school that I delved deeply into visual storytelling. I began to explain my experiences—the negative, the positive, and the downright weird — through language and visual expression. The methodologies I developed would shift my entire creative process.
The result was art and design that was richer — more impactful. I put great stock in learning, brainstorming, drafting, and testing. This process is applied not only to my personal work, but to projects for clients, as well. To me, there is immense value in telling each story with authenticity and attentiveness. Allow me to help you tell your unique story!
On the Web
- AIGA Houston : “How to Seriously Impress a Graphic Designer”
- Tweet#Blessed : “Guest Artist: Ashley Doughty”
- A Practical Wedding : “A Tale of Five Cities: Designed and Handmade with Family”
- Ashley’s Bride Guide : “Tale of 5 Cities: Stylish Bride & Groom Tell Love Story, Celebrate Family with Franklin, TN Wedding”
- Cathie Ruggie Saunders, Martha Chiplis : For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students.
- Surabhi Ghosh, Rob Hunt : Bailliwik, Issue 09.