Ace Creative designs targeted and unique brand, print, interactive, and environmental graphics for higher education, non-profits, and governmental agencies.

Our Clients:

teach, research, advocate and are at the forefront of education and change-making policy.

exonerate wrongly convicted inmates
and work toward criminal justice reform.

create legislation and policy for safe and
inclusive schools.

provide hands-on arts opportunities to
kids throughout the Boston Public

create awareness and equal access
to quality early education.

have planted over
4 million trees to reforest Armenia.

Ace Creative’s first red carpet event with GLSEN raised $1 million dollars for safe and inclusive schools.

Tufts University turned to Ace Creative for a full suite of event branding for the inauguration of their new President.

Ace Creative was honored to be chosen as the designers for the first-ever designed acceptance package for undergraduates at Harvard.

Our work for No-Name Calling Week was featured on the Times Square Jumbotrons helping spread messages of kindness.

Total students reached through classes and school partnerships at the Eliot School has ballooned 829% since beginning work with Ace Creative. 

We use design to create impact in our communities, facilitate social change, and support institutions who work towards a better world. We give institutions a clear voice and a strong visual presence, helping them build their brands, cultivate their visions, and expertly implement their missions.

Powerful design helps reach fundraising, marketing, recruitment and admissions goals exponentially faster.


Trusted by some of the top universities and educational institutions in the world, our work leads major design initiatives and creates concepts and visual strategies that transform and reinvent institutions, programs, centers, and events.


We know that each nonprofit has a mission they feel passionate about, a budget that is real, deadlines that are often tight, and fundraising goals to meet. We work tirelessly to understand organizations and help our non profits inspire change.


Our work for government agencies gives us an opportunity to create brands and visual solutions that resonate with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. It gives us a chance to be committed citizen-designers who can directly impact our communities.

We worked with Ace Creative on an animated video shining light on the impact HGSE alumni are making in the education sector. Ashley and her team were wonderful in helping us establish the storyline and illustration approach. They were creative, thought-partners and I would work with them again.

Cassandre Cruz, Director of Marketing
Harvard Graduate School of Education




Ashley Lazonick Harding holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Upon graduating she was hired as an in-house designer at Harvard University for the Kennedy School of Government. The intersection of academics, politics, policy, and design felt invigorating and fulfilling. In 2006 Ashley embarked on her journey as an entrepreneur founding Ace Creative with a mission to work with institutions and organizations that educate and serve the greater-good. She further honed in on this mission in 2012 while completing a “mini MBA” through Interise, a program developed by Boston University.



Irene Owens graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000. Her dedication to her craft was immediately recognized by a boutique design studio in Hackensack New Jersey where she would manage and design high-end projects for the area’s top hospitals, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Rutgers University and many others for over 13 years. In 2014 Irene joined Ace Creative where her passion for innovative design, impeccable typography skills, and meticulous management have led to some of Ace Creative’s most influential design initiatives.

Ashley Harding and Irene Owens bring over 30 years of combined experience to each and every project. Supported by a team of top-notch designers, developers, SEO experts, writers, proofreaders, and photographers, they create communications that wow audiences and build long-term client relationships.