Ashley Scarborough is a British Designer from London, who is fascinated in applying design thinking to tricky problems for product service systems to support a circular economy and a happy planet. She is currently completing a Masters at the Royal College of Art (UK) on the Design Products program. She believes that design has the ability to change the world.
In 2012, Ashley graduated with a first class BA(honours) degree in Interior Design from Kingston university, UK. From there she went on to design an international portfolio of interior experiences for the branded retail and hospitality sector. Always overly enthusiastic and often far too persuasive about being environmentally friendly, she decided designing for a big capitalist and consumption driven industry didn't sit well with her values. She took the leap to learn how she could make a difference - to help people live in harmony with the world, to provide a positive imprint and to support circular economy that is driven by love.
Ashley is currently working on a project that empowers children to learn how they can be kind to the environment as individuals by leveraging the curiosity and creativity. The aim is to not only design for children but to allow their parents to be influenced by the project too. If children grew up feeling empowered to play their part in supporting a healthy planet, we would have a world full of earth advocates.
5 words that sum Ashley up:
A feminist (...ok, thats 6)
Events and Talks
Biodesign Here Now at OpenCell, London Design Festival, London, 2018