Ashley Siebels

Ashley Siebels - Designer

New York, United States

Chickens for sale! Chickens! Ahem...I mean unique, personal, eye catching, wallet opening book cover designs for sale!

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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, an editorial illustrator for online publications in New York City, and the Design Director for The Democratic National Committee.

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 – April, 2021 (over 2 years)

Editorial Illustrator

Ladders
January, 2017 – Present (over 4 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 8 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 19 reviews

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Hannah Fowler
Ashley cared about understanding my taste and created a great cover that complements my writing. I was worried I didn't have enough of a game plan going into this. But after getting an idea of my style, Ashley shared several options from which I could choose, which helped me discover the direction I wanted to take.

Hannah Fowler, August 2021


Richard Friedman
There are many important parts of the relationship that mattered to me. The most important was the actual design of the cover, and Ashley presented three fantastic covers. Once I selected the one I wanted, she gave me more options for that specific cover and the final one was tremendous. As a bonus, Ashley was always on time, pleasant and easy to work with. I'd give her 6 stars if I could. I'm ...
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Richard Friedman, August 2021


Evette Davis
I really loved working with Ashley. In fact I'm hopong to do so again. She's creative but also knows how to develop what her clients needs. She was great at setting expectations and a pleasure to work with.

Evette Davis, August 2021


Rich Kane
It’s been a pleasure working with Ashley. She designed a book cover that perfectly captured the essence of my book. I look forward to working again with Ashley and I heartily recommend her. Richard Nelson Kane

Rich Kane, June 2021


Shaena Swanson
Ashley was great. Very timely, and had a straightforward process. She was very open to feedback and created a lovely cover for my book. Would definitely recommend!

Shaena Swanson, May 2021

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