Ashleigh Abbott

Lead Creative

Born with a creative heart, soul and mind, Ashleigh’s career emerged from a life-long passion for art and beautiful design.

Ashleigh graduated with a Bachelor in Visual Communication/Graphic Design in 2009 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts and Design in 2010 from the University of South Australia. She also achieved:

  • Best Graduate award from the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA).
  • Best Graduate award from the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Ashleigh then honed her skills at three reputable Adelaide design studios before joining the communikate et al team, where she was mentored by talented senior designers and directors.

Ashleigh’s work has been awarded nationally at the AGDA Awards and she has developed a strong reputation in the industry for producing high quality design and illustrations.

Ashleigh combines her education, experience, abstract thinking and skills to strike a wonderful balance between being playful and highly organised. She sees creative possibilities everywhere and finds inspiration from all aspects of life. Ashleigh loves experimenting with various concepts and mediums, and implementing them professionally and efficiently.

With a strong background in brand development for both large corporations and boutique companies, Ashleigh believes that a brand goes beyond the mark. It needs to evolve over time and adapt to changing needs. She thinks about branding as an entire living system, considering how it’s applied, how flexible it is and what components can be deconstructed and used across all platforms. The outcome is a rich tapestry of considered and consistent design.

Ashleigh specialises in all areas of graphic design including:

  • corporate identity
  • stationery
  • collateral development
  • advertising
  • packaging
  • signage
  • exhibition work
  • illustration
  • electronic media

Ashleigh takes pride in her outstanding attention to detail from the initial concept through to production and final delivery.

She places great importance in establishing and maintaining strong client and supplier relationships. A few of her many clients have included:

  • Windmill Theatre Company
  • Mercedes College
  • Clayton Church Homes
  • COTA SA
  • Promanage
  • City of Unley
  • Barossa Trust Mark
  • Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market
  • Spencer Gulf King Prawns
  • Inclusive Directions
  • Rostrevor College
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What our clients have to say

It has been excellent working with communikate. They have been very professional throughout our project and their creativity has delivered a unique product that captured our needs in an exciting and unexpected way. I look forward to working with them more in the future.

Matthew Thomson
Former Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Uniting Country SA

Bec, Henry and the team understood our brand from the get go and it showed from concept to delivery. During an intensely busy time for our team, they worked seamlessly with us to develop and manage an integrated campaign... The results were outstanding and put the hotel in an excellent position to launch into a competitive market, with strong occupancy experienced. We really value our partnership.

Chris Curran
Director of Hotel Openings & Operations, Pro-invest Hotels Group

communikate et al has been our trusted partner for strategic communications and advice over a number of years. The team is always responsive and reliable, and the quality of work is first rate.

Anita Harvey
Head of Brand & Marketing, Fullerton Health Australia

Following the successful development of our new website, communikate et al has maintained a proactive approach to the refinement and improvements of content and key messages in collaboration with our team. They embraced and supported us in all communication relating to the impact of COVID-19. They’re a friendly and responsive team with all requests being eagerly supported.

Chief Executive, Clayton Church Homes

communikate were initially engaged to assist in rebranding and marketing. I was most impressed with the way they listened, interpreted our ideas and turned them into something the whole community took pride in…. Their strategy helped us to achieve strong enrolment numbers… I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a professional, innovative, talented and highly relational marketing (and more) agency.

Peter Daw
Former Principal, Mercedes College

We trust our reputation with communikate et al.
They understand our philosophy of care and strategic direction and work with our executive team to navigate complex situations to provide responsive, robust internal and external communications advice that builds and protects our brand.
They are also adept at developing content and telling stories that bring to life our point of difference in the aged care sector. Not only are they skilled at what they do, they are great people to work with.

Allen Candy
CEO, Lifecare

communikate bring a valuable offering to project delivery mainly due to their industry experience in navigating through complex situations by providing balanced points of views with focused outcomes.

Mark Van Roekel
Capital Delivery Manager, Flinders Ports Holdings

We turned to communikate et al to rename and rebrand our organisation following a change in ownership. Within a tight timeframe, the team got up to speed quickly and delivered on a brand strategy that set the foundation for the new identity. From an interim website, corporate signage and collateral, merchandise, uniforms, property signage and our rollingstock, communikate were strategic, creative and responsive, and became a genuine part of our team during the transition period. We’re proud of our new brand, which is bold, confident and successfully reflects who we are today and will serve us well into the future.

Natasha Jensen
Director Commercial & Communications

Working with the talented team at communikate we have the very best communication, marketing, design and digital expertise and resources at hand. Our brand is now integrated and seamless across everything we do.

Kristen​ Pellew
Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

communikate et al has become an important and trusted partner... They share our passion. We greatly value their flexibility, their responsiveness, their turnaround times, their honest appraisal of projects and their collegiality. Most of all we love the fact that they have supported our focus on achieving outcomes for older people.

Jane Mussared
Chief Executive, COTA SA