About Me

Hello! I’m Ashley.

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.

01

DOG LADY FO’ LIFE

There hasn’t been a time in my life I haven’t had a dog. They are good for the soul.

02

TACOS PLEASE

Street tacos are heavenly. I couldn’t imagine living somewhere that doesn’t serve tacos.

03

GOLD IS MY JAM

Gold is the noblest of all metals and I love working with it. Let’s gild everything!

Some things you’ll never need to know about me.

A glance behind the curtain into some of my favorite things.
FAVORITE DESSERT:
Chocolate Cake
GUILTY PLEASURE:
Sparkly Broaches
TAKE MY MONEY:
Any Craft Store
SECRET TALENT:
Wiggling My Eyelids
ALTERNATE TITLE:
Badass

EXPERIENCE

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

She’s a triple-threat. Artist, Designer and Creative Director.

– Stephen Tansley

We all have… creativity inside… – she makes it all look easy.

– Kristy Roehrs

Her fresh ideas and creative thinking made her truly inspiring to work with.

– Linda Griffith

Ashley comes up with great ideas that are beyond the brief.

– Carlo Guardascione