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Ashley Ruggirello

Ashley Ruggirello - Designer

Milwaukee, WI

Award-winning designer and Founder/Creative Director for YA/NA publishing company REUTS Publications.

Overview

Ashley Ruggirello is an author, designer and doting wife living in beer and cheese land, WI. You’ll likely find her lost in the world of Skyrim, or one of typography, closing tags, and endless designing. As a designer by nature and writer at heart, she finds inspiration in the most mundane activities of everyday life.

Services
Fiction
Adventure African American fiction Anthologies Christian Classics Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Humor & Comedy LGBTQ Literature Mashups Romance Science Fiction Short Story Themes & Motifs Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • B.S. Media and Communication Technology
  • B.A. Media Arts and Technology
  • Specialization in Digital Humanities

Awards

  • Silver Addy Award 2011
  • Bronze Addy Award 2010

Work experience

Cover Artist

BookTrope

January, 2015 – Present (almost 2 years)

Founder, Creative Director

REUTS Publications

November, 2012 – Present (about 4 years)

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REUTS is an independent publisher– a hybrid of self-publishing and traditional methods. We offer the control of self-publishing while still providing the team of experts you would expect from a traditional publisher.

I manage a team as we move a manuscript through the acquisitions phase, into the production of a tangible book. I also lead the design team as Creative Director, focused on book cover art and the promotional material that goes along with it.

Creative Director

Cardboard Monet

September, 2012 – Present (over 4 years)

Design, develop, & host web sites using latest coding techniques & e-marketing trends.
Design & develop print materials.
Consult & manage further e-marketing efforts.

I have worked with over 100 small to medium sized businesses with their branding and marketing needs.

The technological world is structured very similarly to a natural environment; survival of the fittest, where the most adaptable reign. When it comes to design, the same applies. It’s a process of evolution; having the ability to mold to the latest techniques, styles and function. To be able to stand out from the rest, you have to understand the environment that surrounds you. CM has become a part of that natural progression of the technological world, engulfing ourselves in the unique designs we create, as well as learning from those others produce. CM designs embody nature, herself… organic, living, evolving.

Interactive Designer

BVK Advertising

June, 2012 – May, 2014 (almost 2 years)

I have worked on clients such as Citgo Light Oils and Lubricants, Funjet Vacations, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. My main responsibilities include website design projects, Flash banner design and animation, weekly e-mail creation, content integration, etc...

Graphic Designer

z2 Marketing

May, 2008 – Present (over 8 years)

z2 is about building long-term relationships with our clients. we’re dedicated to remaining a boutique shop – a firm where the owners work on every project and you get über creativity without the über price tag.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Flux

Ellie Carstens

The last thing sixteen-year-old Alaina Oftedahl-Miller expected was to watch her mom brutally destroy their life. But, in the wake of tragedy, strength forms. Shipped off to live with her birth father, Alaina finds herself dealing with more than just being the new Canadian girl in a Norwegian school. Juggling the formation of a relationship with the man who abandoned her as a child, and a budd... read more

The last thing sixteen-year-old Alaina Oftedahl-Miller expected was to watch her mom brutally destroy their life. But, in the wake of tragedy, strength forms. Shipped off to live with her birth father, Alaina finds herself dealing with more than just being the new Canadian girl in a Norwegian school. Juggling the formation of a relationship with the man who abandoned her as a child, and a budd... read more

Echoes of Balance (The Ways Trilogy Book 1)

Cally Ryanne

For Chloe Moraine, fighting wild bears- and the occasional vampire- is a better pastime than the tediousness of keeping the universe in balance. But balancing is the family business. It comes with being one of the last in the ancient line of Naimei. So when the impending return of the Original Demons threatens global harmony, Chloe is obligated to help. Even when that means the dull-as-dirt ta... read more

For Chloe Moraine, fighting wild bears- and the occasional vampire- is a better pastime than the tediousness of keeping the universe in balance. But balancing is the family business. It comes with being one of the last in the ancient line of Naimei. So when the impending return of the Original Demons threatens global harmony, Chloe is obligated to help. Even when that means the dull-as-dirt ta... read more

The Rose Master

Valentina Cano

The day Anne Tinning turns seventeen, birds fall from the sky. But that's hardly the most upsetting news. She's being dismissed from the home she's served at since she was a child, and shipped off to become the newly hired parlor maid for a place she's never heard of. And when she sees the run-down, isolated house, she instantly knows why: There's something wrong with Rosewood Manor. Staffed w... read more

The day Anne Tinning turns seventeen, birds fall from the sky. But that's hardly the most upsetting news. She's being dismissed from the home she's served at since she was a child, and shipped off to become the newly hired parlor maid for a place she's never heard of. And when she sees the run-down, isolated house, she instantly knows why: There's something wrong with Rosewood Manor. Staffed w... read more

The Keepers

Anoosha Lalani

Sixteen-year-old Isra Kalb has grown up starving in the slums of Islamabad. But hunger is only the beginning. When her father is mysteriously murdered and madness corrupts her mother's mind, she's left alone to fend for herself and her sister. Homeless and destitute, the only thing she has to remember her loving family by is a commonplace necklace--an amulet barely worth keeping. Or so she thi... read more

Sixteen-year-old Isra Kalb has grown up starving in the slums of Islamabad. But hunger is only the beginning. When her father is mysteriously murdered and madness corrupts her mother's mind, she's left alone to fend for herself and her sister. Homeless and destitute, the only thing she has to remember her loving family by is a commonplace necklace--an amulet barely worth keeping. Or so she thi... read more

The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

Drew Hayes

Some people are born boring. Some live boring. Some even die boring. Fred managed to do all three, and when he woke up as a vampire, he did so as a boring one. Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night – different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful – Fred reconnects with an old friend at... read more

Some people are born boring. Some live boring. Some even die boring. Fred managed to do all three, and when he woke up as a vampire, he did so as a boring one. Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night – different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful – Fred reconnects with an old friend at... read more

Dracian Legacy

Priya Kanaparti

At seventeen, Ren Pernell knows the meaning of tragedy. But then, a year after losing her parents, Axel Knight walks through the door and changes everything. Strange creatures start to appear, her best friend suddenly finds her irresistible, and an undeniable, unexplainable bond with Axel threatens to drive her insane. She knows he’s the key. There’s something he’s not sharing, and she’s deter... read more

At seventeen, Ren Pernell knows the meaning of tragedy. But then, a year after losing her parents, Axel Knight walks through the door and changes everything. Strange creatures start to appear, her best friend suddenly finds her irresistible, and an undeniable, unexplainable bond with Axel threatens to drive her insane. She knows he’s the key. There’s something he’s not sharing, and she’s deter... read more

Fairly Twisted Tales for a Horribly Ever After

Multiple Authors

When it comes to fairy tales, there are plenty of things that go bump in the night. Things so morbid and grotesque, so sinister and diabolical, they haunt your imagination; warnings from generations past that still manage to terrify. In 2013, authors came together for the annual Project REUTSway writing competition, penning their own interpretive twists on stories we're all familiar with. Seve... read more

When it comes to fairy tales, there are plenty of things that go bump in the night. Things so morbid and grotesque, so sinister and diabolical, they haunt your imagination; warnings from generations past that still manage to terrify. In 2013, authors came together for the annual Project REUTSway writing competition, penning their own interpretive twists on stories we're all familiar with. Seve... read more

Off Book

Jessica Dall

Twenty-year-old Eloise has learned all she can from the School, where characters live until joining their novels. No one knows genre and plot structure better than her, but despite her knowledge, she’s yet to be assigned to her own story. All her friends are off starting their lives with their authors—and if Eloise doesn’t get assigned soon, she’ll fade away, forgotten by all. When she is offe... read more

Twenty-year-old Eloise has learned all she can from the School, where characters live until joining their novels. No one knows genre and plot structure better than her, but despite her knowledge, she’s yet to be assigned to her own story. All her friends are off starting their lives with their authors—and if Eloise doesn’t get assigned soon, she’ll fade away, forgotten by all. When she is offe... read more

Gambit (The Prodigy Chronicles Book 1)

C.L. Denault

In Earth’s battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty. Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-advanced military officer shows up in her village and questions her identity, long-buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and... read more

In Earth’s battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty. Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-advanced military officer shows up in her village and questions her identity, long-buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and... read more

Golden

Melinda Michaels

High school senior Hanna Loch just suffered a blackout in front of her entire homeroom class. She hasn’t had one in over ten years, and she’s terrified—the last time she blacked out, she woke up with no memory of her life before. To make matters worse, no one can explain why it happens. For Hanna, bad things tend to come in threes. And that doesn’t even begin to cover it . . . When she learns ... read more

High school senior Hanna Loch just suffered a blackout in front of her entire homeroom class. She hasn’t had one in over ten years, and she’s terrified—the last time she blacked out, she woke up with no memory of her life before. To make matters worse, no one can explain why it happens. For Hanna, bad things tend to come in threes. And that doesn’t even begin to cover it . . . When she learns ... read more

Sachael Dreams (The Mine Series Book 1)

Melody Winter

Twenty-two-year-old Estelle Bailey has had enough of busy city-life and her hot-tempered ex. She escapes to the seclusion and peace of her family’s clifftop home in Ravenscar, where the soothing solitude whispers to her soul as strongly as the sea itself does. But her newfound contentment is interrupted when a mysterious man—a Sachael, master of seduction—joins her midnight swim unexpectedly. ... read more

Twenty-two-year-old Estelle Bailey has had enough of busy city-life and her hot-tempered ex. She escapes to the seclusion and peace of her family’s clifftop home in Ravenscar, where the soothing solitude whispers to her soul as strongly as the sea itself does. But her newfound contentment is interrupted when a mysterious man—a Sachael, master of seduction—joins her midnight swim unexpectedly. ... read more

Dare To Dream

Carys Jones

“The world was going to end. Of that, Maggie Trafford was certain.” Fourteen-year-old Maggie Trafford leads a normal life. Well, as normal as being crammed in a three-bedroom house with four siblings and a single parent can be, anyway. But despite being somewhat ignored at home, Maggie excels, earning top grades, a best friend who would do anything for her, and stolen looks from a boy in Maths... read more

“The world was going to end. Of that, Maggie Trafford was certain.” Fourteen-year-old Maggie Trafford leads a normal life. Well, as normal as being crammed in a three-bedroom house with four siblings and a single parent can be, anyway. But despite being somewhat ignored at home, Maggie excels, earning top grades, a best friend who would do anything for her, and stolen looks from a boy in Maths... read more

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