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

communikate et al’s design work is visually impactful, and they partnered with us to help bring our vision to life. Our tagline ‘flourish’, is an excellent reflection of our core values, beautiful botanic campus and our genuine aspirations for every young person in our care.

communikate’e professionalism, relatability and ability to give life to our vision is commendable.

Andrew Balkwill
Principal, Mercedes Collge

The visual impact of the creative was exactly what the Local Government Association was looking for to engage audiences and drive an increase in nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups on council.

As a result of the advertising we saw a particularly strong increase in candidates identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and many more candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Local Government Association
Director, Media & Communications, LGA

The South Australian Museum worked with communikate on a SA Tourism Award submission. The submission is a huge task with many moving parts and communikate helped bring it all together seamlessly. Always a pleasure working with CK!

Ashleigh Glynn
Communications Lead, SA Museum

The communikate team really took the time to understand our business. They very quickly came up to speed on our products and the nuances of our very technical and specialised industry. They’ve written accurate and engaging content to be used in industry publications, our electronic newsletter, and on LinkedIn, which has performed really well.

Matthew Stead
Co-Founder and CEO, Ping Services

I have worked with communikate et al for many years in a number of roles. They form an integral part of our team at Walara, having taken the time to understand our community and the two businesses that merged to develop a brand name and identity that reflects our shared values and vision for future growth in the lower mid-north region. communikate has created an extensive range of content and communication assets to establish us as a leading provider of aged care services in the region. We’ve received nothing short of positive feedback from our residents, their families and our staff.

Nino Di Sisto
CEO, Walara

We have really enjoyed partnering with communikate on some key projects and appreciate their responsiveness and the quality of service they provide. communikate’s ability to be agile and quickly act on changes to strategy has been impressive and has resulted in us being confident in the fact that they keep the best interests of our campaign front of mind. The level of detail they provide in their reports has ensured we’re able to learn from our hits and misses and adapt our future strategies accordingly.

Daniel Stevens
Marketing & Communications Team Leader, City of Adelaide

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

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 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

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
Former Coordinator Business and Economic Development, City of Unley