Ashley G. Tucker A PortfolioPresentation Transcript
ashley g. tucker
ashley g. tucker graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a B.A. in
Interior Design and a Minor in Art. Before graduating, she had the opportunity to contribute
to the community through her passion for art and design. Her projects included stylized house
renderings, admission of paintings on display at the Birmingham Art Collective and Active
Culture gallery, and working within her sorority as Art Director in charge of all creative
displays and event design, while winning two on-campus competitions. From there, she was
given the opportunity to design the exterior and interior of Table, a hip and trendy American
cuisine spot located in the heart of Birmingham. Soon after, she began working for
Meadowcraft Inc, a high-end outdoor furniture manufacturer. Beginning as a design intern,
she experienced the odds and ends of furniture and industrial design, which led to her
inspiration for her senior thesis, Meadowcraft's 12,000 square foot showroom relocation inside
The Merchandise Mart, Chicago Illinois. The project grew into a reality, as she was promoted
to Visual Creative Designer, completing the scope of the work for the showroom and a variety
of other responsibilities. to create an excellent merchandise and client experience.
Table interior design; Meadowcraft showroom lighting (from left to right).
Exceptional interior design begins and ends with understanding the client's dreams and
desires. Considering herself a personal stylist for her clients, ashley g. tucker believes in
creative, yet functional and graceful solutions for an overall inspiring environment. She enjoys
incorporating unexpected and custom pieces within a space, while utilizing materials in new
and sustainable ways. Most of her inspiration spurs from her artistic background and speaks
through the language of her designs. To ensure real value in her designs, collaboration
between the client and the designer presents an open exchange of information to build a
relationship and design for a peaceful state of mind.
Painting by ashley g. tucker; on display at The Birmingham Art Collective and Active Culture.
Freelance Work, Quik Labs Inc, Healthcare Interior Design
Freelance Work, Quik Labs Inc, Healthcare Logo Design
Freelance Work, The Gorman Residence, Residential Design
Meadowcraft, Visual Creative Designer
Meadowcraft, Design Intern
Freelance Work, Table Restaurant Interior Design
Freelance Work, Table Restaurant Logo Design
Freelance Work, House Renderings
The Birmingham Art Collective, Paintings on display
Active Culture, Painting on display
(Beginning from most recent, top to bottom).
*Note: Proficient in AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, Photoshop, Microsoft Office,
Adobe Acrobat, and experienced Mac and PC user.
Table exterior design; Table logo design.
Table restaurant interior design.
Interior design included conceptual sketches, layout, fabric and material selections,
architectural development, flooring, colors and lighting.
Custom interior sign design at the entry.
Exterior design included 3D renderings, color selection, architectural development, landscape
design, and lighting.
Table logo design as seen on exterior awning.
Meadowcraft's showroom design began with a well organized program, endless conceptual
sketches and renderings in order to bring this large scale project to reality.
Conceptual sketches of Meadowcraft showroom design; design center.
Conceptual renderings: Entry and design center (from left to right).
Back area and Kitchen.
Meadowcraft showroom space before renovation.
Entryway after renovation.
Design center; Kitchen (from left to right).
Floral arrangement design for Casual Show 2008; table top design inside design center; custom storage below.
Main area inside the entry way.
Merchandising with accessories.
visual creative designer
Meadowcraft showroom design.
Trade show booth design for Las Vegas Hardware show, Miami Contract show.
Fabric book design 2010 and fabric development.
Phase II of showroom design - quot;Pillow Chandelierquot;
Graphic design for updated POP banner display.
Meadowcraft mini-catalog display design.
Visual Design Guide.
Showroom window display design, etc.
Miami trade show booth design for Contract Furniture Show 2008; 3D SketchUp model design.
Fabric book design for 2010; included trip to New York to choose fabrics for 2010; 3D SketchUp Model design.
Phase II preliminary 3D SketchUp model design; quot;Pillow Chandelierquot; structure in back area of showroom.
Mini-Catalog display holder design; 3D design/Photoshop. (Left) POP banner design for plan-o-gram. (Right)
visual design guide
The visual design guide was designed as a plan-o-gram for stores to display Meadowcraft
furniture in an organized and presentable manner. The guide includes visual representation
through accessories, plan layout with AutoCad drawings, furniture selection, fabric choices,
and custom Meadowcraft designs in brochure format. The guide acts as a package deal for
store owners to choose from the plans of different furniture layouts and implement the design
within their store to create a wonderful merchandising experience.
quik labs inc
Quik Labs Inc is located in Acworth, Georgia and currently expanding.
Commercial Healthcare interior design project is currently in the beginning of the design
process and continues into schematic design development.
Preliminary conceptual logo design to the left. (Photoshop)
ashley g. tucker
360 E. South Water St. #3005
Chicago, IL 60601
T 770 757 0198