Eva Polakovicova

Eva Polakovicova – Designer

I specialise in illustrated poetry book covers. My illustrations translate emotions and atmosphere of the book through textures and colours.

Overview

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.

Services
Fiction
Anthologies Children's Classics LGBTQ Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry Short Story Women's Fiction
Languages
English
Certifications
  • member of the Association of Illustrators (AOI)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2019 — Present

Original Beans

Dec, 2018 — Present

DTP design, illustration and pattern design.

Portfolio

Goodbye to Boyhood: A Collection of Stories

Thomas, Spencer

By Spencer Thomas LLC

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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Cover Design Illustration
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But I Don't Feel Empowered

Chan, Suri

Cover Design Illustration
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The Light of Joy

Morton, Julie

Cover Design Illustration
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Foster Poems: A Book of Lost Words

Hill, Joshua Thaddeus

Cover Design Illustration
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
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The Phantom Maverick

Gray, Charlie

Cover Design Illustration
Illustration
Illustration
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After Joy

Thornhill, R. A.A.

Illustration
Illustration
Illustration
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Nature's Whispers

Byrne, Justin

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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Seasons of the Soul : On Becoming Who You Are

DeRusha, Michelle

Illustration
Illustration

Eva has 10 reviews

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Walter P.

Walter P.

Feb, 2024

Eva is wonderful! Enormously talented, kind and intelligent. She embraced my work from our very first interaction. She gave my words life with her illustrations. I highly recommend her.
Eva P.
It was such a joy working with you, Walter! Thank you so much for you kind support, appreciation of my work and for sharing your poems with me. It meant a lot!
Kara N.

Kara N.

Feb, 2024

Eva was absolutely wonderful to work with! She made the process of designing my debut book cover stress-free and extremely collaborative. She was the first one to read my poetry collection and use details from my poems to inspire her design, which I love and feel it represents my work beautifully. She is also a lovely human being and a joy to talk to! She is responsive, gives multiple options ...
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Terry J.

Terry J.

Feb, 2024

Excellent quality of work and a joy to work with!
Kasper K.

Kasper K.

Jan, 2024

Overall satisfied, thank you
Suri C.

Suri C.

Dec, 2023

Eva is an amazing designer. I highly recommend her!

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