Ashna Ali is a Hamilton-raised graphic designer, animator, and digital producer. In 2020, she co-founded Anti-Heroine Media, a creative communications firm centering feminist principles in design. She specializes in digital illustration, inclusive graphic design, and ethical technology—to name a few.
Endlessly creative, Ashna applies social justice activism to learning, experimenting, and mastering a variety of multimedia—from unique action-driven social campaigns, to vibrant animation and graphic novels. Prior to launching Anti-Heroine Media, Ashna designed and managed digital campaigns for leading global movements such as Amnesty International Canada, Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilizing to End the War, and InterviewHer—a free tool for journalists to connect with local women experts on conflict and security. In May 2021, Ashna expanded her community organizing by joining Hamilton Arts Council’s steering committee to advise on the creation of a new digital hub, The Arty Crowd, to support discoverability and knowledge-sharing for the city of Hamilton’s regional arts and cultural sector.
As a passionate women’s rights activist, Ashna has also spoken on various panels at the Senate of Canada, Parliament Hill, and the Global Affairs Department of Foreign Affairs. With a background in Sociocultural Anthropology at Western University, Ashna has always been deeply passionate about uncovering and amplifying underrepresented voices through storytelling. Find her on Friday nights eating ramen and watching Grace and Frankie in her cozy studio downtown.