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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!

Overview

Reviews (4)

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.

Services
Fiction
Classics Comics & Graphic Novels Dystopian Humor & Comedy LGBTQ Literature Poetry Short Story

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Fine Arts

Work experience

Editorial Illustrator

Ladders
January, 2017 – Present (11 months)

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 (almost 5 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 (9 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.

Ashley has 4 reviews

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Amelio Nazarko

Working with Ashley was an involved and rewarding experience. She took all my suggestions and ideas into careful consideration, and we were able to come up with a beautiful cover that perfectly captured the essence of my work. She was thorough, professional, and creative. She made sure I had options to pick and choose elements from before creating a final version. Overall, I was entirely please...

, October 2017


Brian Corley

Ashley has a great eye and does amazing work. Numerous compliments on the cover she created for Ghost Bully. People do judge a book by its cover, and I'm happy to have her art on the front of mine.

, September 2017


Selena Silcox

Working with Ashley was fantastic. She asked all the right questions to get a feel for my project and gave me some fantastic ideas of her own. Will definitely be working with her again in the future.

, August 2017


Holly Morse

From first to last, Ashley Siebels was a delight to work with--timely, professional, talented, generous and flexible. She created a stunning cover for my book that hits a pitch perfect (difficult) note. She managed to combine images and fonts that, like the stories they advertise, oscillate seductively between the sublime and the ridiculous--a great marketing advantage. I can not recommend her ...

, January 2017

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