Hi! I’m Ashley Respecki. I’m a trained architect turned creative strategist.

I’m currently an account director for the Brand & Creative team at AIA and have worked on 200+ projects, from marketing and brand management to creative services. I focus on creative strategy, design production, and implementation on a small creative agency-type team where I manage large campaigns and the marketing needs of internal departments. I frequently work with Pentagram, our brand and visual identity partner, on large scale creative and campaigns, and with creative agency, free lance, and video production partners, including Polygraph Creative and RAVA Films. I’ve also worked with event management, print, and fabrication teams.

I received a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Ball State University, but after receiving my MArch, quickly found myself veering down an alternative career path working for The American Institute of Architects (AIA), a non-profit member association for architects. I developed resources and advocated for the advancement of emerging professionals in architecture. But, I missed design and thought I could make a different type of impact in the organization, and in the profession.

What else?! I’m also a frequent traveler, writer, and photography enthusiast. I’m an avid sunscreen applier and minimalist (read: clean freak). I’m a Midwestern transplant on the East Coast. So provided it’s football season, you’ll find me firmly planted in front of the tv for football, but I can also now talk politics until I’m blue in the face. I’m married to an architect—he’s talented—and we have a really cute dogInstagram and our blog are the best places to check out our photography, and more of my story telling. I hope you drop a note to say hello—and thank you for stopping by my little corner of the web!