Photo Credit: 
Jackie Tran
Ashley White: Signpainter
Tucson, AZ

Over the past six years Ashley White, owner of Modern Aquarian, has developed hand-drawn menus for over 75 different businesses in the Tucson area. Originally from Virginia, White moved to Tucson in 2009 to work for the University of Arizona. Unhappy with her work, she sent an art portfolio to a local restaurant without ever having done any creative commercial work. She was later hired and quit her day job before the piece she was working on was even finished. Now her work can be found all over town, progressing from the hand-lettered chalkboards menus to more traditional signpainting techniques.

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