Ashley Boren

creator. writer. designer.

Hi, I'm Ashley. Welcome to my digital portfolio. I am a multi-passionate creative interested in the branding, social media and entertainment industries. I recently graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) 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, watching reality shows or dramas, diving into a new book, and cooking vegan recipes.

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

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

Book Pre-Sale Social Media Campaign

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

Sounds Perfect

My novel, Sounds Perfect, explores the themes of fame, heartbreak, forgiveness, vulnerability, and identity. The book was published in July 2020 by New Degree Press.

My Multiethnic Identity

As an editorial intern for Her Campus at UCSB, 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 at UCSB.

Skills

Social Media

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

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.

Public Speaking

In my role as a tour guide at UCSB, I effectively communicated campus information and stories to groups of up to 45 prospective students.

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.

Connect with me

If you'd like to chat, please email me at ashley.boren98@gmail.com or send me a message on LinkedIn!