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.

Request a quote
Verified identity


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 (over 1 year)

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 (about 6 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 (about 10 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 39 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Nathalie Lacheny
Ashley is an extremely talented artist! To say that she exceeded expectations would be an understatement; frankly she blew my mind. She understood what I was searching for and created something truly beautiful and unique. During our time together she recommended examing the covers and sitting with it to make a better decision... which is great idea... turns out that she is so talented that I en...
Read more

Nathalie Lacheny, January 2023

Amanda Ordona
The experience was amazing, and many things were took into consideration. She took the ideas I presented and turned them into a beautiful cover that I love. I hope to work with you again!!!

Amanda Ordona, November 2022

Ryan O'Connell
Ashley has been such a joy to work with, and the communication has been clear each step of the way. Would definitely recommend Ashley to anyone looking for a great design and great experience!

Ryan O'Connell, October 2022

Michalea Moore
It was a pleasure working with Ashley. I had a vague idea of what I wanted, and she helped focus the project to clarify not only what I wanted, but what I needed. Then, she presented me with covers that not only met but exceeded my expectations. I will definitely use Ashley for my next project.

Michalea Moore, September 2022

William Burnett
Ashley has been very patient with me as a first time author and listened to my suggestions and edits throughout the process. I would recommend her and with another book coming together I would certainly use her services again. Bill Burnett

William Burnett, September 2022

Read more reviews

Explore the Reedsy Community

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

Alan Heighton

Studied Graphic Design, got a First Class Degree but gravitated to Illustration as I thought illustration would be more Fun.

Doncaster, UK

Daniel Rembert

Lifelong lover of books with decades of experience in packaging books seeks new opportunities working directly with authors, near and far.

New York, United States

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy