My hair stylist took this for her portfolio and now I’m using it for mine. Circle of life.  (It was this or the blue beard photo from  LinkedIn .)

My hair stylist took this for her portfolio and now I’m using it for mine. Circle of life.
(It was this or the blue beard photo from LinkedIn.)

Ashley Milhollin is an associate creative director based in LA.

she also thinks it’s really, really weird to write ABOUT HERSELF IN THE THIRD PERSON.

Hi there. I’m Ashley but most people just call me Mil. (As in Milhollin.)

I’m an associate creative director / copywriter by day. And night. And some weekends. That is to say: I'm not afraid to roll up my sleeves, burn the midnight oil, wear many hats or use idioms in my "About Me" section. Also not a fan of the Oxford comma. Or linguistic prescription in general.

Love to write, though.

Except passwords. I mean, I’d probably use something stupid simple and not creative at all like “password” for anything password protected on my site.

As a creative, I truly believe advertising has a valid, important (not joking) role in this world. And it’s our job to make it not suck.

Less homogeny, more reality.
Less intrusion, more invitation.
Less generalization, more nuance.

As a human, I’m a big believer that “brevity soul wit” (best Simpsons joke ever), E.E. Cummings had the right idea about how to put words on a page and that talking about yourself this much will make you nauseous.

Let’s talk creative ideas, cartoons or sunscreen recommendations instead.