Hi there!AshleyHalsey_lorez

I’m an Art Director, designer, and illustrator. I moved to Portland, Maine after working as a book designer in New York City for over six years, first on cookbooks and lifestyle books at HarperCollins and then on children’s books at Macmillan. In Maine, I am learning about the world of greeting card and calendar design and development through my work at Sellers Publishing. I am always pursuing my love of book design, and trying to make more time for my artwork.

I am excited for the opportunity to be closer to nature in Maine, which is a huge source of inspiration for my art. I love seeing the changing colors of the landscape and all the little details of the natural world. I like bringing attention to these things while promoting conservation and environmental awareness through my artwork. What I love doing most is work that makes a positive impact in the world, regardless of whether that might be illustration, design, or both!

Selected Clients: HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan Children’s Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lee & Low Books, Sellers Publishing Inc., Homebound Publications, Tythe Design, The Telling Room, and various self-published authors.