Hi! I’m Ashley Snyder, Founder & Owner of Ashley Lauren Design Studio: A creative design and marketing business servicing clients nationwide. I am Missouri bred, Kansas trained, and happily adopted by Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’m a believer first, wife second, and a mommy to our sweet boxer, Frank.
I started this blog in college after discovering a few different bloggers (and, really, what blogging was in the first place) while sitting in the Interior Design studio for hours upon hours. You see, I didn’t exactly grow up in the arts. My entire family is very creative in a lot of different outlets. My mom does bead-making and jewelry design, while my dad builds custom guitars, restores old radios and amps.
Needless to say, I’ve always loved creativity, but didn’t realize my burning passion for it until my Sophomore year of college when I transferred to a new University and they were all like, ‘You have to have a minor with your current major (Early Childhood Education).’ And, I was all like, ‘Fine, I guess I’ll take Interior Design.’ Little did I know, my world was about to change. I ended up completing my Early Childhood Education degree and majoring in Interior Design with a minor in Construction Management. One summer I was bored and decided to take a course on Graphic Design, fell in love, now I do that too.
My “aha” moment in discovering design as something I truly excelled at and loved was in Studio I. We were learning the basics of hand-drafting and were working on a 2-d perspective drawing and rendering and I just remember thinking…”My brain is telling my hand exactly what I want it to do.” It sounds bizarre, and like it’s not really a big deal, but in that moment, I realized this was something more.
I currently spend my time running and creative directing Ashley Lauren Design Studio. If I step away from that, you will find me in the studio, painting, photographing or devoting time to the blog. This blog was originally created as another way to market myself, and journal various adventures as a 21 year old, happily married, college student. Now we cover anything from: daily devotionals, current movements in design, graphics/interiors, DIY, travel, food, style and all things life.
In our free time, my husband Jacob and I love to explore the great outdoors whether it’s camping in our Tepui rooftop tent, canoeing, hiking, or road-tripping. Literally, if it’s outside, we’re there.
Now I want to know about you. Introduce yourself!
Ashley Lauren Design Studio was created in 2014 out of Ash’s insane passion for all things design + business. It is her creative house where she showcases the current movements for design, interiors, DIY, travel, kids, food and all things life. Since its inception, Ashley Lauren Design Studio has become a well-known brand, gaining thousands of unique followers.
ALDS creates strategic design (interiors and graphic), marketing, and products for nationally renowned brands including Starbucks, Popeyes, Evans Enterprises, Salacia Salts, Fourth & Pierce. Her design work has been published in West Elm’s blog: Front + Main, Joplin Regional Business Journal and The Editor at Large.
Ashley Lauren was created out of Ash’s passion for selling some of her personal creations: acrylic + mixed media paintings, jewelry, wedding stationary and wall art.