ASA was set up in 1985 by Adrian Stokes following six years at a major design practice in London working with many household names. He studied Industrial Design, is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, member of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers and a Freeman of the City of London.

He has been visiting Professor at Northumbria University’s renowned School of Design, external examiner at a number of leading design institutes and writes widely on design matters.