Ashley Santoro

Ashley Santoro – Designer

Designer, and Illustrator, Covers and Interiors Contemporary Romance, Chick-lit, Rom-Com, YA, Women's Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries.


I'm a Canadian Graphic Designer, who specializes in lettering-based designs and bright graphic illustration. I work with clients both big and small, some notable companies are Tule Publishing, Wattpad, Harlequin Canada and Source Books.

Genres I work in are Contemporary Romance, Chick-lit, Rom-Com, Young Adult, Women's Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries.

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 also apply my knowledge to book interior projects.

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!

Projects typically take 2-4 weeks - I work on cover design and interior formatting for both print and ebooks.

Cost ranges from $500+ depending on Design/Illustration and complexity of the project.

Biographies & Memoirs
Chick Lit Contemporary Romance Cozy Mysteries Romantic Comedy Young Adult
  • Mohawk College - Graphic Design Digital Media Diploma
  • Sheridan College - Media Fundamentals

Work experience


Jul, 2017 — Present

As a freelance graphic designer, I provide services such as book cover design, interior formatting/typesetting, custom illustration, lettering, and social media assets.
Some notable commercial clients are Harlequin Canada, Wattpad, Source Books, Tule Publishing, Rising Action Publishing, Alcove Press and Crooked Lane Books

The Printing House

Aug, 2015 — Jul, 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.


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Bolen, Sydney

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Ashley has 112 reviews





Jessica B.

Jessica B.

May, 2024

Ashley absolutely blew me away with her illustration talent. I sent her a YouTube video of a house and she nailed it. The cover of my book is so perfect and exactly what I was hoping for. She also created social graphics for me that perfectly match my book’s theme. You cannot go wrong with choosing Ashley for your book cover or social media graphic design project!
L.E. W.

L.E. W.

May, 2024

Another successful project working with Ashley! I'll keep coming back ☺️
Jayne C.

Jayne C.

Apr, 2024

Ashley is fantastic to work with. She is very responsive to suggestions and goes the extra mile to make sure you get the right cover for your book. I highly recommend her.
Kiara S.

Kiara S.

Apr, 2024

Ashley did an amazing job bringing my characters to life for the cover design!
L.E. W.

L.E. W.

Feb, 2024

Working with Ashley was a pleasure, and I look forward to the next project! I definitely recommend her for your book cover needs.

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