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

We love the Daily Moves branding that communikate et al created. It is friendly, flexible for different applications, and our marketing collateral stands out from the rest. We have received a lot of compliments from participants and stakeholders who love it just as much as we do.

Alyssa Hill
Daily Moves Program Coordinator, City of Unley

We have been hugely impressed with the way communikate et al have immersed themselves in learning our brand and respecting our approach. It felt like they just ‘got us’ from the start! It has been such a pleasure working with their professional, smart and dynamic team.

Jocelyn Marsland
Manager – Communications and Marketing, Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health

We've worked with the communikate et al team for 18 months and they've played a pivotal role launching the Mineral Swim brand. They have successfully driven our influencer programme, managed our social media programme and generated leads resulting in sales. They are dynamic and professional, and it’s been a pleasure working with them and seeing our brand flourish.

Daena Bougoure-Latchford
Water Treatment - Business Development Manager, Maytronics Australia

communikate et al understood our uniquely commercial and political landscape to quickly become a valued member of our team. They’ve supported our major events and activations with great results… and navigated and mitigated risk when needed. Put simply, they’re responsive, supportive and just as invested in Rundle Mall’s success as we are.

Johanna Williams
General Manager, Rundle Mall Management Authority

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 were an integral part of the King William Road upgrade team from the initial community consultation right through to completion. The brand they created fit the project perfectly. They took the time to understand the complexities and always delivered with strategic oversight, ensuring things were done with purpose and meaning. Having them on board was invaluable.

Akarra Klingberg
Coordinator Business and Economic Development, City of Unley

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.

Nino DiSisto
Chief Executive Officer, Clayton Church Homes

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

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 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