Hybrid Ashley Bowen is student at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an honor graduate of Grossmont College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Theater Arts and in Digital Media. She is a member of the honors society Golden Key International and Phi Theta Cappa. She is the web administrator and re-designer of the Neko Press website owned by the Southern California artist Billy Martinez; his website is nekopresscomics.com. Her experience includes Web Design, Paint Tool Sai, Animation, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash, and Corel Painter. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors at UCSC, majoring in Theater Arts with an emphasis in Costume Design. Her art includes digitally drawn and finished work as well as traditionally drawn pieces with pencil, paper, and ink. She has experience with charcoal, acrylic paints on canvas, India inks, water color, Prisma markers and pencils, and other various medias. She also has taken part in functional and sculptural ceramics, wire sculptures, scale models of architectural installments, and experiments with black and white film, digital photography, and personal movie productions. Other interests include her fascination for various time periods such as the Renaissance, as well as the style of Steampunk and Science Fiction. These are displayed in her character designs as well as costume designs for productions.