ASHLEY MARGO

production design

art direction

graphic design

With a foundation in architecture, I've worked on buildingscompetition teams, and publications, 

collaborated to create winter 
wonderlands
, summer camps
, and art classrooms, and 

 

been on teams that race against time in theaters 
and 
recording studios.  

 

graphic design 

architecture, engineering, & construction

industry 

 

My focus in the AEC industry lies in visual
representation
—helping clients showcase their work in  RFPs, shortlisted competitions, presentations, and branding.

I bring a range of expertises and understanding to the design process with experience spanning from working on construction administration for Campbell Hall Community Arts Center and construction documents for the Broad, to a research fellowship at USC for Michael Maltzan's No More Play and a research assistantship to USC's Vice Dean Amy Murphy.

AWA+D board member since 2017. 

 

graphic design

entertainment

industry

Within the entertainment industry, I've collaborated with clients to provide a diverse set of needs ranging from the development stage (look books, pitch decks, diagraming, logos, branding), to production (props, set decoration), and marketing materials (digital and print).

As an in-house graphic designer/technical editor at Contract Services in the Safety Pass curriculum development department  I was recognized as employee of the year (2016). And completed special projects for the DGPTP & ADTP-NY.

 
 

select production work

At the core of my production design and art direction work is collaborating with clients through the iterative process to visually tell their story. Every projects unique parameters produce design needs that range in scale.  From the overall visual direction down to the smallest detail, every element is an important design moment and part of the narrative. 

Art Director

Giorgio Moroder's Déjà Vu ft. Sia  

Production Designer

“Déjà Vu” is the title track of Grammy and Academy Award Winner Giorgio Moroder’s first solo album in 30 years. With nods to his disco past, a contemporary and fun look was given to the pioneer of disco’s video.

TIMEPaperRolling Stone

The Outfield   

Art Director

The Outfield is a coming of age story that follows three varsity baseball players—Jack, Frankie, and Austin—as they enter their senior year of high school and navigate difficult choices on and off the field. Staring Nash Grier (named one of the 25 most influential teens in 2014 by Time Magazine) and Cameron Dallas (Teen Choice Award winner), The Outfield marks one of the debut feature films by Fullscreen’s film division. 

Teen Vogue | New York Times 

Farah Goes Bang   

Production Designer

Winner of the inaugural Norah Ephron Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, Farah Goes Bang tells the story of Farah Mahtab, a woman in her twenties who tries to lose her virginity while on the road campaigning for presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004. Farah updates the classic American tradition of the Western, telling a new trail story–whose subjects are both cowgirls and Indians, both heroines and outlaws–in a diverse, powerful, and hilarious female voice.

New York Times | Vogue 

Camp Takota   

Art Director

Camp Takota sparked the  digital-star-driven genre. It is a feature film staring YouTube rockstars Grace Helbig (Forbes’ 30 under 30), Hannah Hart (Forbes’ 30 under 30), and Mamrie Hart. 

With her personal and professional life in shambles, Elise (Grace Helbig) ends up having to take a job as a counselor at her old summer camp. There, she reunites with two estranged friends (Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart) who attended camp and never left. When the future of the camp is put in jeopardy, the three friends must band together to save it, changing the course of their lives forever.

Huffington Post | Hello Giggles

Esperanza Spalding's Exposure 

Set Decorator

Exposure is the sixth studio album by Grammy Award-winning American bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding. The album was created in 77 hours and broadcast on facebook live.  

TIME | NPR | New York Times

The 24 Hour Plays &  24 Hour Musicals  

Prop Master

The 24 Hour Plays bring together artists to create time-limited theater around the world. Six short plays are brought to life in 24 hours. 

 

The 24 Hour Musicals integrate songs and choreography into this marathon creative event. The shows have benefited The Urban Arts Partnership and the Dramatists Guild of America’s Legal Defense Fund.

Los Angeles Times | Observer | Los Angeles Times

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