Ashling Loh-Doyle founded Lotus & Ash with the hope that she could craft meaningful designs to help businesses thrive and to celebrate life's greatest milestones. After 5 years of branding and design in Silicon Valley, working at Palantir, she made her side hustle her full-time hustle in 2015.
Ashling graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Studio Art from Stanford University. After 10 years in The Bay, she relocated from San Francisco back to her hometown of Los Angeles, and spends as much time as possible traveling the world. She is a lover of technology, paper (obviously), and her cat, Toast.
LOTUS & ASH IS BUILT ON A LIFELONG LOVE OF PAPER AND DESIGN
Long live snail mail! There's no better sound than a pen writing on nice, thick piece of paper. There's no sweeter feeling than receiving a thank you note or invitation in the mail. I've had a healthy obsession with paper for over ten years, and have traveled the world sourcing the best materials for my stationery. One day, I hope to catalogue all my finds. Today, I share these specialty papers with my clients.
In high school (Harvard-Westlake — go Wolverines!), I was a newspaper geek. Two years in, I realized I loved designing the page layouts more than I enjoyed writing the articles. Since then, I've fallen in love with helping small businesses realize their brand identities and tell their stories through their logo, website, print design, and stationery.