06.2017 | Ashlea to attend the AGM in Regina, SK for the GDC (Graphic Designers of Canada).
01.2017 | Ashlea Spitz joins University of the Fraser Valley Graphic Design Degree Advisory Committee.
06.2016 | Ashlea Spitz is selected as the Vice President, Education for the national board of the GDC (Graphic Designers of Canada) .
03.2016 | Ashlea Spitz is commissioned in the development of Vancouver Community College's new Visual Communications Design Diploma program.
10.2015 | Ashlea to attend the Adobe Max Creativity Conference in Los Angeles, California October 3-7, 2015.
10.2014 | Ashlea attended the Adobe Max Creativity Conference in Los Angeles, California October 2014 and battled it out in the semi-finals at the design competition of the year Battle of the Hands by Sapient Nitro. This event pits some of the best designers from around the country against one another during lightning-fast rounds at the AdobeMAX conference in LA.
Ashlea Spitz was born and raised to love the arts in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended KPU studying in the School of Business, Marketing Management and subsequently attended BCIT for Communications and New Media Design, where she graduated with distinction. After completion, Ashlea was called upon to work as the motion graphics designer for CityTV's CityPulse News and Breakfast Television. Although motion graphics was her initial interest, she quickly became immersed into the web and print world. She has worked in advertising and marketing agencies and large corporate in-house agencies. Her advertising and design experience ranges from account management, creative direction and graphic design of brand development, editorial design, web and mobile interface design, online marketing campaigns, and exhibition designs. Clients included Nike, Proctor & Gamble, BC Lotteries, Casino Presidente, and companies from local to international clients.
Since 2005, Ashlea has been maintaining her own successful graphic design business Pixsoul Media Inc., which was nominated as a finalist for the ‘Successful You Award: Best Company’ in 2012. Currently, she is an instructor for Vancouver Community College (VCC) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, BC where she is devoted to teaching digital graphic design and has great passion for helping students explore the things they love. Ashlea Spitz is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is an accredited member of the Adobe Education Exchange. She is a long-standing member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and was VP Education for the National Board 2016-2018 and Web Communications Chair for the BC Chapter from 2009-2010.
In her spare time, Ashlea spends time with her loved ones, finding fresh tracks at Whistler, promoting creativity events or at Vancouver International Airport embarking on her next adventure. Keep posted for new and exciting workshops and events Ashlea Spitz will be instructing or attending.