The One Show

The One Show is the world's most prestigious award show in advertising, design and digital marketing. For over 40 years, the Gold Pencil has been regarded as one of the top prizes in the creative industry. The One Show has had a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas, created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity.

2020 One Show SDG Pencil Jury

Ashleigh Axios

Chief Experience Officer


Washington, D.C.

Ashleigh Axios is an international speaker, strategic creative, and an advocate for design's ability to break barriers and create positive social and cultural change. She is the Chief Experience Officer and a Partner at &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. Axios is serving in her fourth year on the national board of AIGA, the professional association of design, and is President Elect with a presidency starting July 2020.

Prior to her role at &Partners, 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.

Axios and her work have been featured in Print, Essence, How, Net, GDUSA, and Offscreen magazines as well as various online publications. She was named one of GDUSA’s People to Watch, featured in Essence Magazine as one of the 29 most powerful black women in the Obama administration, and received the DCFemTech Award for being a powerful woman designer on multiple occasions. Axios is a graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. She lives and works in Washington, DC with her husband, Nathaniel Axios.




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