Ashleigh created the rainbow White House iconography and visual system, celebrating the historic Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the U.S. in a way that allowed for mass public participation in Washington, DC and across the globe. Much of the content went viral, receiving millions of views each within the first twenty four hours, resulting in the most-retweeted White House animated GIF, most shared White House Facebook avatar, and most shared White House video until that point in time.

Love Wins — Email Logo
A full-list email was sent to 4.5 million recipients in the voice of Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff, putting a face to the issues and calling for public stories.

A full-list email was sent to 4.5 million recipients in the voice of Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff, putting a face to the issues and calling for public stories.

 

The above tweet sent by President Obama garnered 160,000 retweets and 120,000 favorites within an hour.

 
 
The White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world. The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights.
— The White House
Tens of thousands around the world joined the White House in changing their profile picture to this one — in a show of solidarity and support for the LGBT community.

Tens of thousands around the world joined the White House in changing their profile picture to this one — in a show of solidarity and support for the LGBT community.

Most Retweeted White House Tweet
The White House is lit with the colors of the rainbow in celebration of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, June 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

The White House is lit with the colors of the rainbow in celebration of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, June 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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We amplified the lighting of the White House across White House social channels through photos, a live stream of the sun going down (allowing the lights to shine brighter), and in a time-lapse video.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

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CLIENT/EMPLOYER
The White House

DESIGN TIME
June 17-25, 2015

LAUNCHED
June 26, 2015

TEAM
WHITE HOUSE

  • Jeff Tiller
  • Valerie Jarrett
  • Ashleigh Axios: creative direction, design
  • Alex Wall: social strategy, social media language
  • Adam Garber: livestream and video
  • James Hobbs: social design support
  • Jillian Maryonovich: social design support & homepage hero design
  • Pete Souza: photography
  • Chuck Kennedy: photography
  • Lindsay Holst: copywriting, web form
  • Tanya Somanader: copywriting, blog
  • David Hudson: copywriting, email
  • Kori Shulman
  • Jason Goldman