Ashley Holt is a man with a girl's name who has worked as a commercial illustrator since 1989, producing artwork for books, periodicals, television, theater productions, apparel, and even skateboards. Holt is best known for his work in caricature portraits, having drawn everyone from Knievel to Khrushchev for clients such as Businessweek, The Boston Globe, Turner Classic Movies, IFC, No Depression, The Beat Museum, The Progressive, Inside Entertainment, Texaco, and many others. His stylized, keenly- designed portraits are created using a unique combination of traditional and digital techniques. 

     Holt's illustrated, autobiographical essay column, The Symptoms, has been running online and in print for over fifteen years. It currently appears on the Substack platform (, providing laughs and opportunites for ridicule to today's digital consumers.

A native of Charleston, SC, Ashley graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration in 1996. He lives in Wuppertal, Germany, with his wife, Heike, and far less closet space than he had in the US. Reach out to him at He craves attention.