Andrew Ashton

Graphic Designer Andrew Ashton, uses the process of creative communication as an instrument to effect change. He splits his work across two practices: Work Art Life by Studio Pip and Co and The Colour Collective. Starting out as a traditional designer, Andrew has built up twenty years of communication design experience, along the way moving from Sydney to Melbourne. He is committed to exploring and defining a contemporary Australian approach to communications and creative expression.

As the Creative Director and Founder of Work Art Life, the studio works with clients big and small, renowned and diverse, on commissions ranging from one-off projects to ongoing campaigns. Their aim is to create thoughtful and tactical communications that achieve extraordinary things. Andrew’s other creative outlet, The Colour Collective, is a collaborative think tank and creative services cooperative formed by like-minded specialists in strategy, brand, digital and communications, with an extensive list of clients across the Asia-Pacific region.

Through his work, Andrew engages with corporates, government leaders, philanthropists, thought leaders, marketers, artists, educators and entrepreneurs to produce measurable outcomes that can involve brand development, communication tactics, conceptual thinking, writing, art direction, image making, content and craftsmanship. Andrew also lectures at the Art and Design faculty at Monash University and chaired the 2012 Australian Design Biennale in Melbourne, for which he co-produced a documentary on the judging process, titled ‘Australian Designs’.