Ashley Boren

writer. designer. creator.

Hi, I'm Ashley. Welcome to my digital portfolio. I am a multi-passionate writer interested in the worlds of publishing, entertainment, and social media. I recently graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Professional Writing, Multimedia Communication Track. In my free time, you'll find me listening to podcasts, binge-watching reality shows or dramas, diving into a new book, and cooking vegan recipes.

Kat & Stella

My first novel follows the unlikely friendship between two women from completely different worlds. The book is set for publication in July 2020 from New Degree Press.

My Mixed Race Experience

As an editorial intern for Her Campus, I wrote about my experience growing up multiethnic.

The Problem with #MeToo Responses

I critiqued the way that famous men responded to sexual harassment accusations for Her Campus.

Say Their Names

For my final multimedia project, I created a non-comprehensive timeline of police brutality in 2020 to raise awareness and serve as a resource. The timeline includes ways to take action and demand justice, including petitions and links for donations.

Brand Style Guide

For my professional writing minor, I created a brand style guide that defines my personal brand's typography, color palette, logo, and more.

Online Magazine Design

For an honors project in the professional writing minor, I designed a sample layout for an online magazine using design principles and other popular magazines as inspiration.

Social Media Graphics

To market my book during its pre-sale campaign, I designed a series of promotional graphics for my social media profiles.

Skills

Editorial Writing

With my experience writing for Her Campus and taking a magazine writing class at UCSB, I am skilled in writing about various topics, including entertainment, feminism, and personal essays.

Social Media

I have experience designing and scheduling posts for Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook using Buffer and Hootsuite.

Public Speaking

In my role as a campus tour guide, I communicated information and stories effectively to groups of up to fifty visitors.

Adobe Illustrator

I used Adobe Illustrator to design my personal logo, which can be found in my brand style guide above.

Coding

As a professional writing minor, I learned how to code HTML and CSS to design this website.

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