Ashley Buzzy McHugh is a calligrapher, printmaker and graphic designer based out of Atlanta, Georgia - but expect to find her elsewhere quite frequently. Known to most people as simply "Buzzy," she was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Atlanta. She completed her BFA at the University of Georgia in Graphic Design, with a unique emphasis on Fabric and Textiles. After college she married Collin McHugh, a professional baseball player, and they have spent the years since visiting the famous (and not so famous) baseball cities of America. She now splits time between her home and studio in Atlanta and Collin's baseball career with the Houston Astros.
Ashley is passionate about the entire process of design: from the first spark of an idea to the intricate process of making it come to life. She is not afraid of a detailed task if it means that the end result feels organic, original and authentic. She finds it most important to preserve and share her unique personality and voice through her work. Her process usually includes sketching in graphite, lettering in ink, refining on the computer and printing on a century-old Chandler & Price letterpress.
Ashley also works as the Creative Director for an alternative bridal show called The NotWedding. Along with vision-casting for events and scouting potential new cities, she designs the Inspiration Boards that NotWedding vendors nation-wide use to create their contributions. You can find out more about The NotWedding by visiting www.thenotwedding.com.
Her other interests include: getting sweaty at hot yoga, cooking local and organic foods, learning the names of all the flowers (and secretly arranging them for friends), sewing and weaving, starting lots of different knitting projects at once (and scattering them all over the house) and giving most of her income to Southwest Airlines to move her around the country.