Ashe S.
SpokaneWA

Commercial Illustrator/Designer

Hey, there! My name's Ashe and I'm a commercial illustrator and designer with a decade of experience working with publishing houses, indie authors, and small businesses. My client list includes (but is not limited to): - Penguin Random House - Hydra House Books - Power & Magic Press - Erewhon Books - Zero Issue Brewing - Lucky Red Pixel - Arisia - Indie fantasy and sci-fi authors such as R.J. Theodore, Michael Colliana and Cassandra Khaw When you work with me, you'll enjoy a detail-oriented, punctual and communicative remote worker with a rich and painterly style. You'll enjoy flexible communication methods such as email, phone calls, and/or videocalls to see your project through to completion. I always work with a contract and have an efficient onboarding process that targets your challenges, accommodates your schedule, and ensures everyone walks away happy. I am fluent in American Sign Language (CODA and previous educational interpreter) and prepared to fully accommodate Deaf/HoH clients. While I usually use PSE, I understand SEE and pure ASL.

Skills

  • Book Cover
  • Creature Design
  • Book Illustration
  • Nature Illustration
  • People Illustration
  • Animal Illustration
  • Scenery Illustration
  • Book Design
  • Book Cover Design
  • 2D Art
  • 2D Game Art
  • Food Packaging

Testimonials

Endorsements from past clients

"Ashe was amazing to work with from both the professional side and the artistic side. I'd never commissioned a large piece before (cover for my novel), and she walked me through the contract portion, laid out specific deadlines with what to expect, and communicated often. She took a very basic sketch I made, a little bit of description, and some visual references, then turned those into the image I had in my head. I'd been worried about some details I didn't think would translate well to a painting – the main characters signing specific words – and Ashe nailed them. The colors, the mood, the characters, and the setting were all perfect!"

Michael C. | Self-Published Author
Book Cover Sep 2023

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"We hired Ashe to illustrate and design the cover of our upcoming collection of essays. She was responsive, flexible and did an amazing job. 10/10! We would definitely work with her again and we highly recommend her for any illustration, design and art projects you may have."

Chinelo O. | Author/Lead Editor
Book Cover Illustration, Design, and Wraparound for Published Anthology Apr 2022

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"I art directed Ashe on the remarkable cover for A Phoenix First Must Burn, an anthology edited by Patrice Caldwell. Ashe intuitively understood our creative needs and helped us land on the perfect composition in very few rounds. She was responsive to all of our requests, brought her own sense of style, and reliably helped us see the art through to the final polished product. Her work ultimately contained all the magic, beauty, and wonder we sought from the very start and we were so grateful to have her imprint upon this book!"

Samira I. | Associate Art Director
Book Cover Jun 2021

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"We commissioned Ashe for the cover art of one of our science fiction books. She was professional, responsive, brimming with fun ideas, and great at incorporating feedback -- and of course, she delivered a fantastic painting. I would not hesitate to work with her again on future books!"

Sarah G. | Editor
Book Cover Illustration Jun 2021

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"I hired Ashe to paint the cover illustration for my novella. She was professional and on schedule with her work and all communications, and the cover art exceeded expectations. Highly recommended!"

Rekka J. | Book Author
Illustrated Book Cover May 2021

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