Hi, I'm Ashley Kimlinger.

I'm a designer with a bunch of other tricks up my sleeve.


I'm passionate about making you look your best.

As a PR major-turned-graphic designer, communications is in my DNA. I've spent the last 14 years helping small businesses and Fortune 1000 companies tell stories impactfully in a range of roles from graphic designer to brand manager to presentation designer to creative director. My career has been defined by never being “one thing.”

I always challenge myself to evolve, add new skills and learn how and why things are done. I quit my corporate gig in 2019 so I could find more balance in my life and focus on what I love most: design. Now, I get to lead a growing design agency whose sole goal is to help you shine, in whatever project or venture you're on.


On the personal side

I live in the Southeast suburbs of the Twin Cities of Minnesota with my husband and two young boys. You can typically find me with my nose stuck in a book, but aside from that, I love lazy weekend mornings, doing projects on my home and spending too much time on Instagram. I grew up in Lakeville, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of St. Thomas.


Devon Block

Devon is one of those people who is endlessly curious, who designs for fun in her free time (typically inspired by a recent camping trip somewhere new) and the person you always want on your team. Why? Because she is super talented, a phenomenal collaborator, and an absolute sponge. She is also a lot of fun. Devon is a fellow former Deluxer with 10+ years of graphic design and creative direction experience, with a particular passion for brand design. She loves to spend the summers in her camper with her boyfriend and their adorable dog, Molly (who is also a frequent visitor on Zooms). 

Sr. Graphic Designer

what to expect when you

work with us

impeccable design

strong writing

strategic thinking

great communication

organized and on it

kind humans!

kind words

Ash Design is a best-in-class resource! Not only do they do incredible work, they are professional and can navigate the often complex nature of working on executive presentations. Ashley herself is very astute, asks great questions and is resourceful. We gave her a complex project with lots of moving parts and within a tight timeframe. The process and end work was perfect. She is a delight to work with as well!


global chief marketing officer, self esteem brands

As a growth stage start up with a small marketing team, we rely heavily on contractor support. The Ash Design crew are one or our BEST. They are incredibly responsive, deliver on time, go the extra mile to cover when our team doesn't have time/resources, and have helped my team and my company show up like we have bigger teams and pocketbooks.


chief marketing officer, guardhat

Ashley is truly a design unicorn. It’s rare to find such a skilled designer who infuses each project with creativity and passion, while also encouraging teams to think differently about new ways the design can help meet overall goals.


owner, prevost partners

Not only did our team enjoy working with the Ash Design team, but our not always easy-to-please client was excited about the social media templates they created for us in Canva. They did a fantastic job! We look forward collaborating again soon on other projects.


sr. director, head of creative, global gateway advisors

Ashley has a knack for running with a little bit of direction and delivering a superior product that is always spot on. She has designed a number of branded templates and graphics, giving our organization the tools needed to present ourselves in a polished and professional manner.


vp, marketing, nexben

Ashley took our basic vision for a presentation and made it brilliant. Thank you for helping our audience see our work with the visual polish and professionalism that reflects our passion and expertise.

Jenny Eldredge

executive director, bellis

"Ashley is an exceptional communicator, designer, marketer and brand leader. One of the smartest, most strategic people I have ever worked with, she cares deeply about people and projects. She is a perfectionist in the best sense and always brought out the best in us."


vp, public relations, deluxe

"The creativity, knowledge, patience and delivery exceeded my expectations. The business I work in is complex, but Ashley took the time to deeply understand my vision and bring it to life. Her talent is topped by an excellent attitude, work ethic and a personality which connects with others."


ceo, lumen worldwide endeavors

"Ashley asks great questions to truly understand the needs and goals of the project and brings the message to life so beautifully through her design. Ashley is just unbelievably easy to work with, efficient and talented."


chief brand officer, deluxe

"Ashley is a complete pleasure to work with. She has proved to be professional, talented and thorough. I am always confident the projects she works on will be great and will capture the vision and story we are trying to tell."


ceo, desrochers realty group

Thank you!

I'll be in touch soon. 

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