Ashley Santoro

Ashley Santoro - Designer

Halton Hills, ON, Canada

Canadian Book Designer specializing in Romance, Self-Help and Guided Journals.

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Overview

I'm a Canadian Graphic Designer, who specializes in lettering-based designs and contemporary illustration. I work with clients both big and small, some notable companies are Wattpad, Harlequin Canada and Source Books.
Genres I work in are Romance(contemporary and rom-com), Young Adult, and Self-Help.
This also includes activity books of all kinds and guided journals.

I've always had a passion for book covers and design. I know they say "don't judge a book by its cover" but as a Designer, I always do!

I have a background in Print Design, where I worked in-house for 3+ years through every stage of the printing process. My knowledge of print is used every day. I want to provide everything I can to my clients to make the publishing process seamless and stress-free!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & Wellbeing
Inspirational
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Chick Lit
Contemporary Romance
Cozy Mysteries
New Adult

Certifications

  • Mohawk College - Graphic Design Digital Media Diploma
  • Sheridan College - Media Fundamentals

Work experience

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
July, 2017 – Present (about 4 years)

As a freelance graphic designer, I provide services such as book cover design, interior formatting/typesetting, custom illustration & lettering and branding to clients of all sizes.
Some notable commercial clients are Wattpad, Source Books and Harlequin Canada.

Design Specialist

The Printing House
August, 2015 – July, 2017 (almost 2 years)

I started my career at The Printing House, working from Finishing to Print and eventually Design.
My time as a Designer was spent creating business stationery, large format projects and to my surprise book covers for self-published authors.

When designing books I was responsible for everything. Cover, Interior, Jacket, and Illustrations. It was a great learning opportunity and helped me discover my strengths as a Designer.

The Candies Save Christmas

James Patterson

Christmas candy characters come to life in this charming holiday board book from New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.No sugar, no fat.C'mon, take a look!The best Candies ever . . . Candies in a book!Treat yourself to the sweetest story you'll read this holiday! The Candies save Christmas when they rescue the loneliest, scraggliest little tree from the lot in a happy ending kids w... read more

Christmas candy characters come to life in this charming holiday board book from New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.No sugar, no fat.C'mon, take a look!The best Candies ever . . . Candies in a book!Treat yourself to the sweetest story you'll read this holiday! The Candies save Christmas when they rescue the loneliest, scraggliest little tree from the lot in a happy ending kids w... read more

False Alarm

Veronica Heley

The Little Book for Big Anxiety

Kyle Atkinson

A tried and tested guide for overcoming anxiety. The Little Book for Big Anxiety acts as a compass to help you navigate through the treacherous waters of life and escape from the clutches of relentless anxiety. This book was born from firsthand experience. The tips and suggestions in this guide are easy to understand and implement. Over many years, and much trial and error, this book was produ... read more

A tried and tested guide for overcoming anxiety. The Little Book for Big Anxiety acts as a compass to help you navigate through the treacherous waters of life and escape from the clutches of relentless anxiety. This book was born from firsthand experience. The tips and suggestions in this guide are easy to understand and implement. Over many years, and much trial and error, this book was produ... read more

Ashley has 46 reviews

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Nicci O’Hara
I had a vision for my book cover, but Ashley offered a different perspective which ended up being an excellent idea, and the end result was very effective and eye catching! Despite a few communication teething problems and some unforeseen delays, the collaboration was very successful and I am very happy with the work Ashley did.

Nicci O’Hara, September 2021


Hanna Shebar
Ashley has done a beautiful job on my book. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome of our work together. The cover looks absolutely stunning.

Hanna Shebar, September 2021


Alexandria Brown
Third time working with Ashley and she's just the best! My go-to cover designer for sure!! She makes dreams come true!!

Alexandria Brown, August 2021


Bobby Dysart
Ashley went above and beyond to fulfill the needs of this project. She promptly communicated and continuously sought clarity to get the design right. Being my first book and my first time working with a publisher, balancing both sources of feedback proved challenging but Ashley took the time to bring it all together. I had no idea how much nuance there can be for the interior design of a book. ...
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Bobby Dysart, July 2021


Ashley Anweiler
Ashley's designs are beautiful, and I CANNOT wait to use her again for my future novels. :)

Ashley Anweiler, July 2021

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