Full Name
Ashleigh Axios
Job Title
CXO and Co-owner
Speaker Bio
Ashleigh Axios is an international speaker, strategic creative, and an advocate for design's ability to break barriers and create positive social change. She is the Chief Experience Officer and a Partner at Coforma (formerly &Partners), a digital consultancy and design studio that understands that technology, policy, and a critical eye to society’s challenges can help bring about equality and improve ways of life. As of July 2020, Axios is also chair of the national board of directors for AIGA, the professional association of design.

Prior to her role at Coforma, Axios formed and led the in-house creative agency for marketing, communications, and brand identity solutions at Automattic, a technology company on a mission to democratize publishing and commerce. Axios previously served as the creative director and a digital strategist for the Obama White House, bridging two presidential terms in the Office of Digital Strategy. She is also a past president of AIGA Washington D.C., where she formed DotGovDesign, an initiative connecting and empowering government designers with regular meetings, a yearly conference, and online course. Read Ashleigh's resume to learn more about her professional history.

Ashleigh is a graduate from, and an alumni advisor to, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She lives and works in Washington, DC with her husband, Nathaniel Axios, and their cat.
Ashleigh Axios