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Ashley Shaffer

Ashley Shaffer

Design Research + Strategy

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Brand Strategy and Consumer Insights

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Design Research + Strategy

We are a global design consultancy. We create impact through design.

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Surf Diva

Surf Instructor

I'm still convinced this is one of the best jobs in the world. I always get asked if I still teach people how to surf and that depends on 1) how cold the water is and 2) how nicely you asked.

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Arnold Worldwide

Brand Planner

Everything I currently do is to help drive the business of my clients and fuel insights for my creative friends. This includes, but is not limited to, researching, trendhunting, competitive reviewing, tweeting, interviewing, studying, hallway chatting, caffeinating, brief writing, other kinds of writing, consumer defending, designing, brainstorming, creative testing, and mixtape making.

My strategic insights experience includes work on some awesome global and domestic award-winning brands, including truth (American Legacy Foundation), New Balance, Jack Daniel's, Southern Comfort, GE, Strayer University and Panasonic.

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Arnold Worldwide

Jr. Planner/Production Artist

The Arnold Studio is the coolest, hardest-working, out-of-the-box creative thinkingest department I have ever seen. They taught me everything I know in Adobe CS and made me into a better Planner by making me a creative first.

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LUNA Bar

Event Crew Captain

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Arnold Worldwide

Copy Editor

Grammar! Spelling! Fact-checking! Finessing! 8-point legal copy! Brand guidelines for 20+ global brands! English/Spanish/French and more!

Overall, an awesome introduction to agency life and the written advertising word.

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IAAS New England

Wellesley College

B.A., American Studies, Spanish

La Jolla High School