Ashton’s work (pictured) combines textile design and illustration. She was presented with the award last night at the Business Design Centre, London, by former rector of the Royal College of Art, Professor Sir Christopher Frayling.
The judges for the One Year On prize were design activist and retailer Thorsten van Elten, Design Week editor Lynda Relph-Knight, and Rachel Moses, marketing manager at Design Nation.
Printed textile designer and Glasgow School of Art graduate Paul Roden was awarded the Business Design Centre New Designers of the Year award. Glassmaker Paul Stopler, who studied at University for the Creative Arts Farnham, was runner-up.