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Damian Ashton

Damian Ashton was raised in Santa Cruz, California and nurtured in the Northeast. He spent his teenage years as an activist organizing education-based initiatives focused on gender equality, which led him to attend Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. There he studied Political Economy and Cultural Studies, completing a year-long ethnography on the clothing, clothing brands and subcultural expression. After finishing his BA, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, to pursue a career in marketing strategy. Damian came to DSI with a passion for UX/UI research and design strategy, which is rooted in social ecology and sustainability.

Thesis Projects

Healthy Masculinity Forum

An online community hub for men to connect and explore healthy masculinity through a digital forum as well as downloadable meetup toolkit for them to take their conversations offline and into their local communities.

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