My interest in gold gilding and sign painting grew over time the more I learned about my great-grandfather and grandfather as I grew up. My great-grandfather Alva opened Cobler Sign Co in 1932. As my grandpa Joe grew up he started working in the shop, eventually taking it over. Unfortunately, they passed away before I was old enough to learn from them.
Family members that took over the shop would entertain my fascination and abundance of questions when I would travel back to Iowa during the summers to visit. I loved the smell of the shop and its vintage vibe.
I grew up, received my Bachelors in Graphic Design, then a Masters in Advertising. I’ve worked with some of the biggest clients in the world, but I constantly kept coming back to my interest in the sign shop. I started reading all I could trying to learn the trade then I started taking classes from Masters.
Now, I’m working on building a name for myself through the trade. I’m keeping a blog of all the adventures of mistakes and success. I hope you follow along on here, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and SnapChat.
There hasn’t been a time in my life I haven’t had a dog. They are good for the soul.
Street tacos are heavenly. I couldn’t imagine living somewhere that doesn’t serve tacos.
Gold is the noblest of all metals and I love working with it. Let’s gild everything!
She’s a triple-threat. Artist, Designer and Creative Director.
We all have… creativity inside… – she makes it all look easy.
Her fresh ideas and creative thinking made her truly inspiring to work with.
Ashley comes up with great ideas that are beyond the brief.