“Ashley has great passion—for her work and life—and is incredible to work alongside. High energy and super smart, Ashley helped us work through a design thinking approach to develop creative strategies to complex problems. I highly recommend Ashley to help drive your organization toward creative pathways in problem-solving, and look forward to continuing our partnership.”
— Cal Bowman, co-founder, Naval Postgraduate School HSx

Sample Client Work

Training school leaders to become design thinkers, and co-developing pilots for a design-based student Capstone program.


Working with the Executive Director to gather insight from all of HCS's stakeholders, and use that insight to develop strategic priorities for AY '18-'19.


Co-designing Professional Development sessions for senior staff, to empower them to re-design Enrichment Week as a more student-driven experience.


Running faculty and student Design Thinking sessions, as well as co-developing and teaching English Language Immersion in Shanghai.


Looking Glass Strategy has partnered with a diverse array of mission-driven organizations, including:

Learning Collaborative

The best educators are those who embrace their inner student.

The Learning Collaborative is a network of education, human-centered design, and facilitation experts. We believe that human-centered design tools and practices can be applied to making work in education more learner-centered, innovative, and meaningful. This initiative grew out of our ongoing work with Little Red School House + Elizabeth Irwin High School (LREI)’s Innovation Institute, where for the last four years, we’ve built a community of education professionals who participate in a multi-week, DEEP DIVE Human-Centered Design Seminar. Through this initiative, we offer additional, immersive learning opportunities to help educators learn more about the value and application of human-centered design in their work.


DEEP DIVE HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN SEMINAR: 8 Week Long Human Centered Design LEARN+DO workshop series with Education Professionals, co-designed with the leadership at LREI.

LEARN+DO Workshop Series, including:

1: Change your Meetings, Change your School

2: Visual Communication: Show me what you mean

3: Teaching + Leading with Empathy: Where Human Centered Design Begins


Co-design and facilitate capacity-building workshops and programs alongside a team of education and design experts.

Leadership + design

Co-create and deliver strategic client engagements, including Design Thinking bootcamps and Design Sprints.

the design gym

Co-design and co-facilitation of strategic summits, trainings, and more.

the group forward