Ashley Siebels

Ashley Siebels - Designer

New York, United States

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Overview

In the past, I've worked as a book cover designer for Write Bloody Publishing, America's largest independent poetry publishing house, an in-house designer, and developer for NPR’s Austin affiliates KUT and KUTX, and the sole graphic designer for Gap Online Baby and Gap Maternity. Currently, I work as an editorial illustrator for online publications in New York city

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 running the Williamsburg Bridge, reading in Prospect Park, and performing sketch and improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizen Brigade in NYC.
Fiction
Classics
Comics & Graphic Novels
Dystopian
Humor & Comedy
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Literary Fiction
Poetry
Short Story

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Fine Arts

Work experience

Design Director

Democratic National Committee
November, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

Editorial Illustrator

Ladders
January, 2017 – Present (over 3 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 7 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.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Spangled Ruin

Holly Morse

A small town postal worker knows more than the young woman at her counter, including what they share; a Chinese American boy draws on fantasy ponies to outmaneuver menace; and an outsider artist teaches an urban lover the benefits of a fish’s perspective. In these stories – sexy, funny, tragic, cosmic -- Holly Morse unfurls the rainbow range of her narrative and stylistic talents. While the st... read more

A small town postal worker knows more than the young woman at her counter, including what they share; a Chinese American boy draws on fantasy ponies to outmaneuver menace; and an outsider artist teaches an urban lover the benefits of a fish’s perspective. In these stories – sexy, funny, tragic, cosmic -- Holly Morse unfurls the rainbow range of her narrative and stylistic talents. While the st... read more

The Heart of the Hydra

A. Mangina

Nick is a lonely introvert with a deep, dark secret. His jock physique, curly locks, and steely blue eyes only cover so much of the hideous truth that he keeps hidden from everyone around him. His seemingly normal outward appearance provides him the ability to blend in effortlessly with the rest of the beautiful people of South Harbor, a bustling seaside metropolis where warm sand and water bo... read more

Nick is a lonely introvert with a deep, dark secret. His jock physique, curly locks, and steely blue eyes only cover so much of the hideous truth that he keeps hidden from everyone around him. His seemingly normal outward appearance provides him the ability to blend in effortlessly with the rest of the beautiful people of South Harbor, a bustling seaside metropolis where warm sand and water bo... read more

This Way to the Sugar

Hieu Minh Nguyen

Hieu Nguyen's bruising collection of poems, This Way to the Sugar, puts a blade and a microscope to nostalgia, tradition, race, apology, and sexuality, in order to find beauty in a flawed world. His work has been described as "an astounding testament to the power and necessity of confession." This powerful book asks whether it might be better "to leave the blade inside the body," whether "forg... read more

Hieu Nguyen's bruising collection of poems, This Way to the Sugar, puts a blade and a microscope to nostalgia, tradition, race, apology, and sexuality, in order to find beauty in a flawed world. His work has been described as "an astounding testament to the power and necessity of confession." This powerful book asks whether it might be better "to leave the blade inside the body," whether "forg... read more

Crush: Sweet Romance for Lesbian Teens (The Girls of Summer)

SR Silcox

Sometimes you have to run away to find what you're looking for. Maddie Lambert is a rising pop star struggling with fame. Tess Copeland is a country girl trying to save a family tradition.Sparks fly when their worlds collide, but can they overcome their doubts to discover what really matters? If you like hot summer nights and first kisses that give you goose bumps, you'll love this first book ... read more

Sometimes you have to run away to find what you're looking for. Maddie Lambert is a rising pop star struggling with fame. Tess Copeland is a country girl trying to save a family tradition.Sparks fly when their worlds collide, but can they overcome their doubts to discover what really matters? If you like hot summer nights and first kisses that give you goose bumps, you'll love this first book ... read more

We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival

We Will be Shelter, edited by poet and activist Andrea Gibson, is an anthology of contemporary poems that addresses issues of social justice. Unique to this anthology is its focus on creating positive social change through gorgeous, gusty poetry. Alongside and embedded in featured poems are concrete ways to address social and political issues raised. The goal of We Will be Shelter is to raise ... read more

We Will be Shelter, edited by poet and activist Andrea Gibson, is an anthology of contemporary poems that addresses issues of social justice. Unique to this anthology is its focus on creating positive social change through gorgeous, gusty poetry. Alongside and embedded in featured poems are concrete ways to address social and political issues raised. The goal of We Will be Shelter is to raise ... read more

The Heart Of A Comet

Pages Matam

The Heart of a Comet is a collection of poems and short stories offering the tale of Comet, who fell from the sky unto an unfamiliar plane of existence. On his quest to return home, he has many life-altering encounters with people and places that completely change his perspective of what it means to love and to live. Through this series of truths, the lines between dreams and reality so often ... read more

The Heart of a Comet is a collection of poems and short stories offering the tale of Comet, who fell from the sky unto an unfamiliar plane of existence. On his quest to return home, he has many life-altering encounters with people and places that completely change his perspective of what it means to love and to live. Through this series of truths, the lines between dreams and reality so often ... read more

Ordinary Cruelty

Amber Flame

In her debut poetry collection, Ordinary Cruelty, Amber Flame spells out rituals in everyday decisions to hold on or let go. While questioning the role of elder, mentor, mother in the face of losing those figures, Flame details the unrelenting nature of parenthood through the cycles of grief. Her poems exuberantly rejoice in the brown skin of the female body, while soberly acknowledging the so... read more

In her debut poetry collection, Ordinary Cruelty, Amber Flame spells out rituals in everyday decisions to hold on or let go. While questioning the role of elder, mentor, mother in the face of losing those figures, Flame details the unrelenting nature of parenthood through the cycles of grief. Her poems exuberantly rejoice in the brown skin of the female body, while soberly acknowledging the so... read more

Said The Manic To The Muse

Jeanann Verlee

Jeanann Verlee’s second book, Said the Manic to the Muse, takes a deeper, more focused look at the erratic, whimsical, ominous, and sometimes perilous ways manic depression functions. Introduced through the careful prophecy of three archetypes: Medea, Jezebel, and Kali―each a woman largely misrepresented and wholly misunderstood―these poems detail the story of one woman’s struggle to maintain ... read more

Jeanann Verlee’s second book, Said the Manic to the Muse, takes a deeper, more focused look at the erratic, whimsical, ominous, and sometimes perilous ways manic depression functions. Introduced through the careful prophecy of three archetypes: Medea, Jezebel, and Kali―each a woman largely misrepresented and wholly misunderstood―these poems detail the story of one woman’s struggle to maintain ... read more

Redhead and the Slaughter King: A Collection of Poetry

Megan Falley

This is Megan Falley's second book.

This is Megan Falley's second book.

Ms. Medicine

Olivia Arquette

Her new career is everything she’s never dreamed of...MSadvisedCaprice Bello is broke, living in her grandparent’s basement, and in need of a new career. When a friend offers to help her land a job selling pharmaceuticals she’s reluctant, but then caves. After all, the pay is decent, the company car is free, and doctors are the nice guys. Besides, how hard could it be? Turns out, plenty. MSbel... read more

Her new career is everything she’s never dreamed of...MSadvisedCaprice Bello is broke, living in her grandparent’s basement, and in need of a new career. When a friend offers to help her land a job selling pharmaceuticals she’s reluctant, but then caves. After all, the pay is decent, the company car is free, and doctors are the nice guys. Besides, how hard could it be? Turns out, plenty. MSbel... read more

Love and Corn and Whatnot

John M Donovan

In this sequel to Trombone Answers, Parker Graham tackles life at an all-male college, falls in love, and meets an assortment of unforgettable characters in the cornfields of Colby County, Illinois. Told with all the soul-searching and dry wit of its predecessor, Love and Corn and Whatnot is an entertaining and insightful look at smalltown Midwestern life in the early 1980s.

In this sequel to Trombone Answers, Parker Graham tackles life at an all-male college, falls in love, and meets an assortment of unforgettable characters in the cornfields of Colby County, Illinois. Told with all the soul-searching and dry wit of its predecessor, Love and Corn and Whatnot is an entertaining and insightful look at smalltown Midwestern life in the early 1980s.

Trumptopia!: The United States of Walmart

Douglas James Troxell

The year is 2026. Donald Trump is in his third term as president. America has entered the Re-Recession. Mega-Walmarts are popping up over the country like pimples on prom night.Jonathan Savage, a mediocre caterer and doormat husband, isn’t worried about any of that, though. He’s more concerned with the assassin who traveled back in time to murder him … Terminator-style!Thus begins an absurd ad... read more

The year is 2026. Donald Trump is in his third term as president. America has entered the Re-Recession. Mega-Walmarts are popping up over the country like pimples on prom night.Jonathan Savage, a mediocre caterer and doormat husband, isn’t worried about any of that, though. He’s more concerned with the assassin who traveled back in time to murder him … Terminator-style!Thus begins an absurd ad... read more

Ashley has 9 reviews

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Carrie Mumford
Ashley masterfully translated the ramblings of two co-authors into the PERFECT cover. It's like she could see inside our brains! Ashley was professional, timely, and a lot of fun to work with. Thank you for our beautiful cover!

Carrie Mumford, February 2020

Ashley Siebels
You guys! Your book is so great. I loved it. And I loved working with you two on this cover.

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John Donovan
Ashley had some great ideas for my book cover right off the bat, then refined them based on my direction (which was probably somewhat vague at times). This is my first experience working with a professional designer, and I'm quite happy with the process and the results!

John Donovan, November 2019

Ashley Siebels
John is great! He has tons of great ideas and gave clear feedback.

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Audrey Taylor Ward
Ashley was so open to my feedback and worked with me on payments and all the little changes I requested. Would totally recommend!

Audrey Taylor Ward, June 2019


Joel Lindeman
Excellent work! Ashley is a wonderful artist and it was a pleasure working with her. She was thorough, professional and great to work with!

Joel Lindeman, January 2019


Olivia Arquette
Ashley was a consummate professional and a true collaborator. She delivered a cover that exceeded my initial expectations. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone needing a cover artist!

Olivia Arquette, April 2018

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