Ashley DeLeon is an independent filmmaker, motion graphics artist, illustrator, and photographer with a competitive journalism background. Originally from the Bronx, NY, she began her digital art pursuit in 2020 during the height of COVID-19. Since then, Ashley has redesigned graphics for broadcast television, produced commercials, digital and print news publications, commissioned design work for apparel, footwear, branding materials for biotech companies, digital and print signage, institutional branding, marketing, and freelance artwork. Ashley also has a background in journalism, where she reported for award-winning publications in northern New England, led her campus publication as executive editor for nearly two years, and authored marketing materials at the college-level.
Her film work is a traverse between unconventionality and investigative storytelling. Ashley’s recent work includes a short documentary feature about the diabetes epidemic among working-class communities in Upper Manhattan & The Bronx, female athletes, racial and ethnic representation in New England news media, BIPoC entrepreneurship in Vermont, commercials for local broadcast media, and more. In the future, she hopes to use her social consciousness and care for overlooked communities to teach children about the people and places that surround them. She anticipates a future career in children's television production, and looks forward to reformulating the blueprint of how we educate children in the digital age.