Andrew Ashton

Since 1989 Aa’s internationally recognised creative practice has inspired a generation of clients, collaborators and people to exploit creativity to conquer markets, spirit change and inspire possibility.

Aa brings together strategic design with artful business. He starts with questions, understanding the audience, markets and how they connect with brand, experience and product. His solutions live beyond the design... selling out, with line ups around the corner, brands that relevant for decades, communications that inspire change.

At 34 years, Aa was made one of the youngest members of the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale. Aa’s practice has attracted numerous awards, jury panels and friends from all around the world.

Aa’s creative legacy is borderless, sector-less and ever-surprising — initiating the first dedicated design market in Melbourne, mentoring in-house creative studios, branding multinational financial corporations, to co-creating dialogues and campaigns for local food, cultural and community icons.


Work Art Life Studios

Designer, writer, gardener, cyclist, collaborator


Year Position Branch
2012 Chair Design Awards
2010 Treasurer Victoria
2009 Treasurer Victoria
2008 Treasurer Victoria
2007 Treasurer Victoria
2006 Treasurer Victoria
2002 Creative Director Design Awards
1998 Vice President New South Wales
1997 Vice President New South Wales
1996 Vice President New South Wales


Year Award Entry Category
2020 Distinction Coexist (Covid) Street Poster Series Posters
2020 Finalist Visual Diary series for Gunn & Taylor Printers Direct mail
2020 Merit One Night in Footscray – community event Branding - Small Business
2020 Finalist Carter Lovett – café / bistro Branding - Small Business
Awards current only to 2019 - previous years will be added soon


Selected clients

Australia Post
Centre for Innovative Justice
City of Whitehorse
Department of Sustainability and Environment

Australian Paper
TXU Energy
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

Circus Oz
State of Design Festival
Moonlight Cinema
So Frenchy So Chic
Chamber Music Australia

Monash University
Swinburne University