Ashleigh Axios is an international speaker, strategic creative, and an advocate for design’s ability to break barriers and create positive social change.
Ashleigh is the Design Exponent at Automattic, a company on a mission to democratize publishing and make the web a better place with products including WordPress.com. She is also a board member for AIGA, the professional association of design, on the editorial board of Design Observer, and an advisor for budding leaders through Leadfully.
Prior to her role at Automattic, Ashleigh served as the creative director and a digital strategist for President Obama at the White House. She’s the president emeritus of AIGA Washington, D.C., where she served for five years and formed and still supports DotGovDesign, an initiative connecting and empowering government designers.