Episode 42: Going After Your Creative Dreams With Ashley Taylor

 What do you do when your told early in your design career that you have no talent? You go and become one of Disney’s most well-known freelance artists with signings in Disney parks worldwide! That’s exactly what Ashley Taylor did! But it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t overnight. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Decorettes where we interview Ashley and talk all about going after your creative dreams!

What do you do when your told early in your design career that you have no talent? You go and become one of Disney’s most well-known freelance artists with signings in Disney parks worldwide! That’s exactly what Ashley Taylor did! But it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t overnight. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Decorettes where we interview Ashley and talk all about going after your creative dreams!

Topics Discussed:

  • How Steph was introduced to the work of Ashley Taylor

  • Ashley’s lady boss journey from aspiring artist to Disney freelancer

  • Ashley’s work with Her Universe

  • The development of Ashley’s personal design aesthetic

  • Advice Ashley received from the artist Shag

  • Ashley’s philosophy behind using her social media influence to inspire her community

  • Making a full-time income as a freelance artist

  • Ashley’s various collaborations with Disney

  • How Ashley handles possible collaborations that don’t fit with her personal brand

  • How Ashley maintains balance with the pressures of her workload

  • A little bit of talk about our love of Audrey Hepburn

  • The investments that Ashley has made that have grown her business the most

  • What’s new in the Ashley Taylor world

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 What do you do when your told early in your design career that you have no talent? You go and become one of Disney’s most well-known freelance artists with signings in Disney parks worldwide! That’s exactly what Ashley Taylor did! But it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t overnight. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Decorettes where we interview Ashley and talk all about going after your creative dreams!

Ashley Taylor is a Freelance Designer and Illustrator living in Southern California. Inspired by legendary artists like Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle, Ashley challenged herself to find her own voice as an artist. Throughout the years, she has worked with various studios, celebrities and properties including Disney, Her Universe, Jim Henson, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Hot Topic, BoxLunch and Studio Ghibli. Ashley's artwork is featured weekly on the Disney Parks Blog and has also been featured on HelloGiggles.com and Nerdist.com. Ashley is currently a contributing artist to The WonderGround Gallery at Downtown Disney. When she’s not working, Ashley enjoys traveling and watching Audrey Hepburn movies.

 What do you do when your told early in your design career that you have no talent? You go and become one of Disney’s most well-known freelance artists with signings in Disney parks worldwide! That’s exactly what Ashley Taylor did! But it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t overnight. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Decorettes where we interview Ashley and talk all about going after your creative dreams!
 What do you do when your told early in your design career that you have no talent? You go and become one of Disney’s most well-known freelance artists with signings in Disney parks worldwide! That’s exactly what Ashley Taylor did! But it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t overnight. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Decorettes where we interview Ashley and talk all about going after your creative dreams!
 What do you do when your told early in your design career that you have no talent? You go and become one of Disney’s most well-known freelance artists with signings in Disney parks worldwide! That’s exactly what Ashley Taylor did! But it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t overnight. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Decorettes where we interview Ashley and talk all about going after your creative dreams!
 What do you do when your told early in your design career that you have no talent? You go and become one of Disney’s most well-known freelance artists with signings in Disney parks worldwide! That’s exactly what Ashley Taylor did! But it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t overnight. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Decorettes where we interview Ashley and talk all about going after your creative dreams!

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