Eva Polakovicova

Eva Polakovicova - Designer

The Hague, Netherlands

Illustrator, cover, and pattern designer with a love of analogue techniques such as hand-printing and papercuts.

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I am a Slovak illustrator and book cover designer based in the Netherlands. Since 2018, I have worked with a wide range of self-publishing authors and publishers, including Arimei Books, Original Beans, Structo Press and the literacy charity First Story.

My style is characterised by distinctive colour palette and use of almost-tactile texture that enhances the atmosphere of the illustration. I often include unique hand-printed, hand-drawn or paper cut elements that are then digitised and combined with dynamic, thoughtful typography. One of my strongest assets is visual storytelling, expressing the written word through images.

With experience in a wide range of digital and analogue illustration techniques such as mixed media, riso, stamp and stencil prints on paper and textile, and also pattern and graphic design, I will provide your book with unique solutions that satisfy specific needs of your project and vision.

As a professional graphic designer, I have the expertise of translating my illustrations into digital files ready to go to print or be placed online. I can deliver your final print and ebook files in a variety of formats designed to meet the specifications of printers such as IngramSpark, Amazon KDP, and many others.

I am fluent and happy to help in English, Czech, Slovak and Dutch.

LGBTQ Fiction
Literary Fiction
Short Story
Women's Fiction


  • member of the Association of Illustrators (AOI)

Work experience

Illustrator, Graphic & Pattern Designer

January, 2019 – Present (almost 4 years)

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Original Beans
December, 2018 – Present (about 4 years)

DTP design, illustration and pattern design.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

May: An epic poem about youth

Gorter, Herman, Kruijff, M.

The Essential Gorter 2 - Selected Poems

Gorter, Herman, Haft, Lloyd, Gerbrandy, Piet

After Joy

Thornhill, R. A.A.

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