Hello and welcome to my site.

My name's Ashley, and I'm a Toronto-based illustrator who specializes in cut-paper collage. I grew up in Whitby, Ontario and graduated from OCAD's Illustration program in 2007. 

I'm the illustrator of the Owlkids Math in Nature series, Kyle Goes Alone and most recently, Up! and Birthdays Around the World.

In addition to my freelance work, I enjoy teaching paper collage workshops and giving library and school visits. What I find wonderful about teaching is that, although I'm there to share my process, I always end up learning something new from the students.

I live in Toronto with my partner, Kevin, and our three cats and parrot.

For all inquiries, please contact me at hello@ashleybarron.com



Disney, Kashi, Owlkids Books, Kids Can Press, Canadian Wildlife Federation, TEDX Toronto, Ontario Parks, Woodland Park Zoo, Children’s Wish Foundation, The Globe & Mail, Elle Canada, TD Bank, CAA, Cover Girl, The Royal Ontario Museum, Humane Society (HSUS), Leaves of Trees, Wesbanco, LOFC, St. Louis Magazine, Skirt!, Shameless Magazine, Kind News, Chirp Magazine, Spidar Magazine, WILD Magazine, Innovate, Cottage Life, Workforce, Best Health Magazine, This Old House Magazine, GE, Pepsi Canada, Highlights.



Communication Arts, 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, CAPIC (Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators)



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