I’m Ashley, a fourth generation sign painter.
In 1932, my great grandfather, Alva Delmar Cobler, started Cobler Sign Co. where he and my grandfather, Joe, and my two great-uncles, Chuck and John, hand-painted signs all over my hometown. Their passion for letterforms and pure craft was handed down to me.
For as long as I can remember, I have spent time paging through their lettering books and magazine tear sheets. I mimicked their practice sheets to learn to letter myself, I dreamed about how I would incorporate this gift in my daily life.
At the age of 15, I started working in advertising and followed that path receiving a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Arizona State University and a Master of Art in Advertising from the University of Texas in Austin.
For 18 years, I worked with amazing clients at international advertising agencies. At the end of the day, my heart and passion kept coming back to signs, lettering and learning the craft.
In March of 2017, I made the choice to follow my passion and learn as much as I could about sign painting and lettering. I started this site in hopes of sharing my adventures with you along the way.