Ashley Santoro

Ashley Santoro - Designer

Halton Hills, ON, Canada

Canadian Book Designer specializing in Illustration and Lettering. Contemporary Romance, Chick-lit, YA, Womens Fiction, 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 Contemporary Romance, Chick-lit, Young Adult, and Women's Fiction. I also work on many projects such as guided journals and gifts!

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
Calendars
Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Cozy Mysteries
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Certifications

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

Work experience

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Self-employed
July, 2017 – Present (about 5 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.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Olivia, Among Others

Torino, Charlie

Ashley has 72 reviews

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Reba Buhr
I was so excited to work with Ashley because I love her style. I'm thrilled with the result. She is a great artist and a wonderful collaborator!

Reba Buhr, August 2022


Bella Paige
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Bella Paige, July 2022


Paul Adams
Ashley has been incredible to work with! She was able to bring my dream cover to life and she was open to feedback, applying it quickly. She was a great collaborator for my first project and I will absolutely reach out to her again for future projects!

Paul Adams, May 2022


Cass Medcalf
Ashley is amazing! I love the work she did on this cover so much!

Cass Medcalf, April 2022


Michelle Tasia
Ashley was amazing to work with. This was my first time having a cover made and she put up with all my changes and lack of knowledge.

Michelle Tasia, April 2022

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