Ashley Santoro

Ashley Santoro - Designer

Halton Hills, ON, Canada

Canadian Book Cover Designer with a niche for lettering and illustration.

Request a quote
Verified identity

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 (almost 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 40 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Samantha Amiridis
Ashely is great to work with, would 100% hire her again.

Samantha Amiridis, June 2021


Samantha Amiridis
Ashley has been so easy to work with and I have no hesitations in working with her again.

Samantha Amiridis, May 2021


Zohra Damani
Ashley has a great vision and is able to bring ideas to life with her artistic abilities. Thank you Ashley for giving my stories such a beautiful cover !!

Zohra Damani, May 2021


Stephanie El
Ashley has been sooooo helpful throughout this journey. She is honestly awesome, and I wouldn't have enough space in this review to describe her patience, professionalism, expertise, diligence, and care. As a first-time author, I would not have been able to go through this process without her. Thank you so so much for everything. Would 100% hire her again!!! Strongly recommend her services to a...
Read more

Stephanie El, May 2021


Cary Flanagan
Ashley has been wonderful to work with. She has been able to totally "get" my vision for two different book covers. She is a talented artist and I am extremely pleased with the work she had done for me so far. She is always pleasant, has a great attitude. There have been some delays along the way but some of them have been mine. Our work is still in progress.

Cary Flanagan, April 2021

Read more reviews

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.

Lynn Andreozzi

A Graphic Designer/Art Director with over 10 years of professional experience creating book covers. Approaches each project with passion.

New York, NY, USA

Mary Ann Smith

I design and illustrate professionally for major publishers: Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, Hachette, The New York Times, etc.

New York, United States

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy