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 (4 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 (about 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 (about 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 22 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Kerry Crisley
I'm a first-time novelist and hired Ashley to create my cover. I confess to not having a fully-baked vision of what I wanted, but after sharing a synopsis and a few examples of book covers I liked Ashley was able to give me several designs to choose from. One of them completely won me over. The design, the color palette, and the overall vibe was EXACTLY my book. She made the process for this ne...
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Kerry Crisley, December 2021

Ashley Siebels
This project was so fun!

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John Gaudet
Great cover - very attractive colors and layout.

John Gaudet, November 2021

Chelena Starr
Working with Ashley was easy, fun and I really enjoyed her work. I hope to work with her again in the future!

Chelena Starr, October 2021

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

Ashley Siebels
Loved working on this cover. Hannah's work is hilarious!

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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

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