Ashley Buzzy McHugh is a calligrapher, stationer and graphic designer based out of Atlanta, Georgia - but expect to find her elsewhere quite frequently. Known to most people as simply "Buzzy," she was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the east suburbs of Atlanta. She completed her BFA at the University of Georgia in Graphic Design, with a unique emphasis on Fabric and Textiles. After college she married Collin McHugh, a professional baseball player, and they have spent the years since visiting the famous (and not so famous) baseball cities of America. She now splits time between her home and studio in Atlanta and Collin's baseball career with the Houston Astros in Texas.
Ashley is passionate about the entire process of design: from the first spark of an idea to the intricate process of making it come to life. She is not afraid of a slow or detailed task if it means that the end result feels organic, original and authentic. Her designs blend a timeless tradition with her unique perspective - often combining her own hand-lettering and illustrations with her favorite old-style typefaces. Her process usually includes sketching in graphite, lettering in india ink, refining on the computer and printing on a century-old Chandler & Price letterpress. In her opinion, "less is more" if your "less" is done well.
Ashley also works as the Creative Director for an alternative bridal show called The NotWedding. She manages the website, designs all print and web advertising, consults with vendors and designs the Inspiration Boards that The NotWedding events are based on. You can find out more about The NotWedding by visiting www.thenotwedding.com.
Her other interests include: getting sweaty at hot yoga, cooking local and organic foods, learning the names of all the flowers (and arranging them for friends), sewing goods for her home, weaving on a loom, starting lots of different knitting projects at once (scattering said knitting projects all over the house) and giving all of her income to Southwest Airlines to move her around the country - for business and pleasure.