Ashley Hairston Doughty

Assistant Professor of Art
Expertise: Visual Storytelling, Visual Art, Graphic Design


Ashley Hairston Doughty is a designer and storyteller, who explains personal experiences through verbal and visual language. Her work typically incorporates topics of socioeconomic, racial, and gender-based issues, particularly those relating to cultural misconceptions and the development of personal identity. Although trained as a graphic designer, Ashley’s award-winning artwork often crosses multiple media, including typography, illustration, writing, fiber and materials, and book arts.

In addition to teaching art courses at UNLV, Doughty shares her work through her design business and blog Design Kettle. Her background includes working with companies such as Scripps Networks and Sysco Corporation, as well as non-profits, design firms, and small businesses.



  • M.A., Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • B.A., Fine Arts, Washington Unviersity

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PeopleMay 8, 2020
In her transdisciplinary Honors College thesis project, UNLV senior Kendahl Servino investigates how our regard for our hands can reveal far more than we might expect.