Ashley Santoro

Ashley Santoro - Designer

Halton Hills, ON, Canada

Canadian Designer with a niche for lettering and illustration. Genres: Chick-lit, Romance, YA, Self-help, Inspirational 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
Cozy Mysteries
Romance
Young 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 35 reviews

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Eneya Jenkins
Very hard working and dedicated to her artwork! Any ideas you have are safe in ashley’s hands. highly recommend!!

Eneya Jenkins, April 2021


Hillary Zama
Ashley is very kind, sweet, and patient to work with! Unfortunately, I had to ask for the same changes repeatedly because of missed things I had asked for. She was always happy to make the changes, but I did have to repeat myself several times before the changes were made correctly. I missed my original deadline by 48 hours because the changes took longer than expected, but it ended up on Amazo...
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Hillary Zama, April 2021


Alexandria Brown
This is my second project with Ashley and she is absolutely amazing! She can take my vision and make it a reality. She's super responsive and is very communicative. She is the best! I would highly recommend her.

Alexandria Brown, April 2021


Christine Logothetis
Ashley has many great qualities as a designer: professional, focused, great listener. She was patient with this first time author and seemed to pull out what I wanted even if I didn't always express it correctly. Gave me some great choices and was patient when I asked for tweaks. I plan to use her on the next book in my series and would recommend to others.

Christine Logothetis, March 2021


Elise Stoltenbreck
Excellent artist. Ashley was wonderful in being responsive very quickly to all my requested changes.

Elise Stoltenbreck, March 2021

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