Ashley Siebels

Ashley Siebels - Designer

Chicago, IL, USA

You need a unique, bold book cover that inspires people to click "buy." I need authors who are ready to take a creative leap. Message me.

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In the past, I've worked as a book cover designer for Write Bloody Publishing, America's largest independent poetry publishing house, a designer for NPR’s Austin affiliates KUT and KUTX, Gap Online, an editorial illustrator for online publications in New York City, and the Design Director for The Democratic National Committee. Currently, I'm a Senior Art Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive.

But I wasn't always a designer, in the past, I've also worked as an interactive producer and developer for great companies like PUNY Entertainment, Allen Interactions, and Carlson Marketing Worldwide. These experiences have been invaluable to me as a designer who works with a diverse portfolio of clients every day. I prioritize clear and extensive communication and managing expectations with everyone that I work with.

In my spare time, you can catch me writing for Boogiemanja, a sketch comedy collective in NYC.
Comics & Graphic Novels
Humor & Comedy
LGBTQ Fiction
Literary Fiction
Short Story


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Fine Arts

Work experience

Senior Art Director

Bully Pulpit Interactive
October, 2021 – Present (9 months)

Create advertising campaigns for large brands with a global footprint.

Design Director

Democratic National Committee
November, 2018 – April, 2021 (over 2 years)

Editorial Illustrator

January, 2017 – Present (over 5 years)

Editorial Illustrator for online publication dedicated to exploring the complexity of modern work culture. Check out my Illustrations below.

Web Designer

Gap Online
January, 2015 – November, 2016 (almost 2 years)

Primary web designer for Gap Baby and Gap Maternity.

Graphic Designer

Write Bloody Publishing
June, 2013 – May, 2017 (almost 4 years)

I work with new and established artist to create unique, personal, eye catching, wallet opening book covers.

Graphic Designer & Web Developer

NPR - Austin, TX
January, 2013 – Present (over 9 years)

Design brand identities for all on air programming. Develop infographics, audio players, and micro-sites for news programs. Design UX for translating audio into visual experiences.

Ashley has 31 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Andrea Parsons
Ashley was fantastic to work with! She displayed professionalism with quick response times, implemented feedback well and was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her design services!

Andrea Parsons, June 2022

Jason Lentz
Working with Ashley is like a creative collaboration. She really wanted to make a cover that was truthful to my book and asked a ton of questions about the potential designs I had in mind. So much so that the first drafts she had for me already almost perfectly matched the picture in my head. Punctual, passionate, and professional too. She is absolutely my first choice for future design work.

Jason Lentz, June 2022

Damian Westfall
Ashley was awesome. A complete professional and extremely talented and skilled. I am so happy with the cover she designed. I will work with her definitely again. I am really glad I hired her.

Damian Westfall, June 2022

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Max RN
Ashley Siebels is extremely professional, artistically creative, and wonderful to work with. I will be using her services again.

Max RN, April 2022

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