Ashley DuPuy Mancuso

Associate Creative Director

“A lateral aesthetic thinker dedicated to intentional design”

As Franco’s associate creative director, Ashley DuPuy Mancuso oversees and manages design across the agency. While Ashley’s experience spans industries, including vast municipal, automotive, nonprofit and e-commerce experience, she’s dedicated to creating materials that strengthen and accurately depict each client’s unique characteristics, qualities and complexities.

Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote, “Art is what you can get away with,” Ashley is passionate about crafting memorable designs that standout in today’s increasingly saturated media landscape. Specializing in creating brand identities, graphic design and photography, Ashley’s work has supported numerous notable and award-winning projects, including an IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill Award in 2019 and a CCA North America Gold Award in 2020.

Prior to joining Franco in 2015, Ashley gained experience as the design coordinator at Porter One Design, creating successful branding and print materials and interned at AutoWeek Magazine and Hour Media where she finessed her editorial skillset. Additionally, she’s freelanced for firms both in and outside of Michigan, including serving as a contract designer for Knack Industrial Design Studio.

Outside of work, Ashley can be found enjoying the scenes and eats in Corktown, running through her Dearborn neighborhood (closing rings on her Apple Watch as she goes) and relaxing at home with her husband, Nicholas, dog, Beatrix, and three cats, Bear, Chicken and Goat.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from College of Creative Studies, with a concentration in photography and dual minor in graphic design and advertising. She is a member of AdCraft Detroit and volunteers with Motown Museum and supports the advocacy work of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.