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Jan Ashdown is a design specialist from Sydney, Australia with over 20 years’ diverse experience as a design manager in branding, wayfinding and signage, experiential design and interiors.
Jan Ashdown specialises in strategy and user experience design across a broad range of environments, including commercial interiors, retail centres, car parks and multi-site campuses such as universities, hospitals and corporate business parks. Combining technical skills and creativity to manage a stakeholder team and design team to achieve design solutions that reflect brand, client and business objectives are Jan’s core trademarks.
Early in her career Jan Ashdown had the unique opportunity to work in Toronto, Canada alongside Andrew Kuzyk the founder of Entro. Later, Jan held a key role as Design Manager at Diadem in Sydney where she was responsible for the design management of complex and creative retail and commercial design projects for leading Australian and global companies.
In 2017 Jan joined ptc. to lead the communication design services workstream. Also based in Sydney, Australia. ptc. provides a considered and unique blend of services to facilitate the movement of people and vehicles within a specific building or site in order to achieve the ultimate customer experience throughout the site. At ptc. the customer is the central focus in any project; as such our scope of work sits across the customer experience and covers all journey modes to and from the destination as well as into and around the built environment, putting ptc. in a unique position in the global market. ptc.are directly engaged in relevant local and international communities by attending and presenting at various conferences and functions; this has allowed ptc.to develop a strong network of qualified contacts that provide valuable experience and ensure ptc.are constantly challenging themselves.
Jan Ashdown manages client’s expectations carefully and ensures the client’s internal and external stakeholder’s requirements are kept central to each project. Her strong collaborative skills and ability to communicate articulately ensure that the every project vision is effectively translated.