A Brief History
Friendlily Press was originally launched in 2015 as Ashley Beth Graphics. Working primarily offering graphic design services with a few Orlando themed items in the shop. Following the tragedy of the Pulse Nightclub shooting owners Ashley & Rhett Withey created the Love Orlando Orange intended solely to be a personal social media artistic response to the events in Orlando.
The art resonated with the community and was displayed on the nightclub fence wrap, painted as a mural, in an Orlando coloring book, taped in a John Legend music video, and even displayed in an exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center. This response from the community allowed us to raise over $12k, in 2016, for the LBGTQ+ community.
ABG rebranded in 2019 and has continued serving the Orlando community by donating a portion of each months sales proceeds to Orlando based nonprofit organizations— decided on a monthly basis by our social media followers. Follow us on Instagram to be apart of our voting process.
About Ashley & Rhett
Ashley and Rhett have always been artists. Having studied and worked as graphic designers. The two met in 2014 while working at an Orlando based advertisement agency. In 2015, they were engaged and Ashley began working as a designer for Starwood, doing branded pieces for Sheraton, St. Regis, Luxury Collection, Aloft, and other Starwood hotels and resorts before leaving in 2016 to begin what would one day become Friendlily Press.Rhett has stayed at BIGEYE, the advertisement agency they initially met now working as their Senior Designer.
The two married in February of 2017 and welcomed their first child, Calloway, in January of 2018. Today, the family lives and works in Winter Park, Florida creating friendlily goods in a friendlily way.
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