Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media), Ryerson University
Digital Entertainment Strategist
Ashley is a young digital professional interested in expanding her innovative mindset and technical knowledge with a business perspective. She is passionate about synthesizing art, technology, and business methodologies to achieve success within the digital industry.
Ashley's talent for creativity and design was evident at an early age and extended into the digital world, adding new technical aspects to her existing proficiencies. These interests and skill sets allowed her to excel in the New Media Undergraduate program at Ryerson University, where she gained essential knowledge and comprehension of the various elements of digital media. The program provided contemporary art practices, modes of communication, and a gateway to future innovations. As a result she has acquired a solid understanding of critical media theory, tangible interfaces, mobile media, and virtual worlds.
Beyond Ashley’s academic interest in digital media, her drive to learn and experiment in a professional environment allowed her to secure a position at Corus Entertainment, where she has been a supporting team member of the Digital Interactive department since 2014. Through this experience her knowledge of interactions via online engagement of websites, social media platforms, app analytics, and on-screen entertainment has grown exponentially. Her commitment and involvement at Corus Entertainment has given her the opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience within a digital environment.
Why Digital Media?
Digital media continues to evolve in an exciting and innovative fashion and will clearly have a significant impact on future generations. It is incumbent upon society to utilize digital technology to its utmost productivity, while still recognizing human social behavior. It is for these reasons that Ashley is keenly interested in the future development of digital technology. She hopes to apply the knowledge gained in the MDM Graduate program to make a notable contribution in the digital revolution.