Ashlyn Downing

Santa Cruz, California, United States

ashlyndowningdesign@gmail.com

(831) 515 - 8271

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ABOUT

Hi there, I'm Ashlyn.

I'm an illustrator and designer based in Santa Cruz, California.  I've been fueled by my passion for beautiful things my entire life; when I was 8, my parents applauded my entrepreneurial spirit when they discovered I had been selling commissioned Neopets pixel art made in MS Paint.  

 

I went on to University of California, Davis, to pursue a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  It wasn't until I had that glorified piece of paper in my hand that it occurred to me that a life at the bench wasn't for me, but what was a girl to do?

I began to design for a previous employer, which led to my next client, and then my next.  Turns out the attention to detail and complex problem-solving that I honed at college worked just as well with a pen versus a pipet.  It was then that I decided to pursue a career in illustration.

I now spend my days in the lab, studying topical gene therapies and formulating personal care products.  By night, I moonlight as a freelance illustrator and designer.  I'm always interested in a new adventure, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you have a project in need of an expert

problem-solver.