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 (about 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 (almost 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 (almost 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 36 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

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

Abigail Morrissey Riordan
Ashley was a pleasure to work with. She understood my vision and gave me lots of options until I was satisfied. I really enjoyed working with Ashely.

Abigail Morrissey Riordan, September 2022

William S. Hubbartt
As a self-published author, my budget is very limited. When I retain professional services, I carefully examine professional results as well as pricing. Ashly impressed me on both counts. Her portfolio and client ratings were very favorable, and she offered to provide several cover samples to select from along with a time-phased payment plan. In addition to developing a variety of creative ...
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William S. Hubbartt, September 2022

Meg Grace
Working with Ashley was so easy and very successful. I love my new cover and can’t wait to get my future covers designed by her as well. She hit the brief spot on, was very prompt and happy to make the tweaks required. Her turn around time was great also. Thanks so much Ashley, you’re now my signature designer!

Meg Grace, August 2022

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