Petya Tsankova

Petya Tsankova - Designer

London, UK

Art and design educated book cover and layout designer with more than ten years of experience in the book publishing sector.

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Overview

I am a multi-disciplinary design and publishing specialist with an academic background in visual communication design and more than ten years of experience in the publishing industry.

The scope of my expertise includes Book Cover Design, Book Interior Design, Ebooks, Digital Illustration, Motion Design and social media marketing content.

My practice is based on delivering high design standards, intelligent and engaging visual ideas, project-specific creative solutions that best communicate the context of the book and an integrated approach across all aspects of the book development process.

In my work, I am always motivated and guided by my commitment and passion for creating things of beauty.

Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Middle Grade Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Poetry
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Home & Garden

Certifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Poster Design and Visual Communication

Work experience

Book Designer

Self-employed
April, 2017 – Present (over 4 years)

Book cover and book interior design work, as well as overseeing the company's visual identity across all communication channels

Book Designer

Self-employed
May, 2015 – Present (over 6 years)

Book cover and book interior design work, as well as overseeing the company's visual identity across all communication channels

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
May, 2011 – April, 2015 (almost 4 years)

Desktop Publishing Designer

Henderson Global Investors
April, 2009 – April, 2011 (about 2 years)

Preparing the company's print publications for marketing purposes.

Desktop Publishing Designer

New Star Asset Management
June, 2008 – April, 2009 (10 months)

Preparing the company's print publications for marketing purposes

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Brushstrokes in Time

Sylvia Vetta

This superbly researched and beautifully told fictional memoir is about love, art, and Chinese history and politics."This is the book I struggled not to write. I buried the pain along with my Chinese name and changed my fate."Brushstrokes in Time is a fictional memoir by Chinese artist, Little Winter, who tries to re-establish the bond with her American daughter, telling the story of her emoti... read more

This superbly researched and beautifully told fictional memoir is about love, art, and Chinese history and politics."This is the book I struggled not to write. I buried the pain along with my Chinese name and changed my fate."Brushstrokes in Time is a fictional memoir by Chinese artist, Little Winter, who tries to re-establish the bond with her American daughter, telling the story of her emoti... read more

The Fractured Portal (The Wefan Weaves)

R B Watkinson

War spreads further into Dumnon despite the coming of winter, and even more Murecken priests are on the hunt for those with power in their blood.Coryn now trains young warriors in Storr Haven in the use of magic, but he still searches for Katleya, the woman he lost.Two young Londoners, Evie and Alan, are flung through a Portal into Dumnon. They must learn to fight and survive in an alien world... read more

War spreads further into Dumnon despite the coming of winter, and even more Murecken priests are on the hunt for those with power in their blood.Coryn now trains young warriors in Storr Haven in the use of magic, but he still searches for Katleya, the woman he lost.Two young Londoners, Evie and Alan, are flung through a Portal into Dumnon. They must learn to fight and survive in an alien world... read more

Learning German (badly)

Tim Luscombe

With the possiblity looming that the referendum might get passed and he'll lose easy access to his German partner and Germany, British stage director Tim Luscombe must get a German passport. To apply he must first pass his German language test. To do that, he must first learn German. It goes badly. An ode to a potential union, a lament for lost citizenship and a celebration of life, Tim Luscom... read more

With the possiblity looming that the referendum might get passed and he'll lose easy access to his German partner and Germany, British stage director Tim Luscombe must get a German passport. To apply he must first pass his German language test. To do that, he must first learn German. It goes badly. An ode to a potential union, a lament for lost citizenship and a celebration of life, Tim Luscom... read more

A Very Important Teapot

Sheppard Steve

A Very Important Teapot is a comedy thriller revolving around the hunt for a lost cache of Nazi diamonds in Australia.Dawson’s life is going nowhere. Out of work and nearly out of money, he is forlornly pursuing the love of Rachel Whyte. But Rachel is engaged to Pat Bootle, an apparently successful local solicitor who has appeared from nowhere.Then, out of the blue, Dawson receives a job offer... read more

A Very Important Teapot is a comedy thriller revolving around the hunt for a lost cache of Nazi diamonds in Australia.Dawson’s life is going nowhere. Out of work and nearly out of money, he is forlornly pursuing the love of Rachel Whyte. But Rachel is engaged to Pat Bootle, an apparently successful local solicitor who has appeared from nowhere.Then, out of the blue, Dawson receives a job offer... read more

Black Tea

Stephen Morris

Praised by BBC Russia Correspondant Lucy Ash who said, "Elegaic, evocative and disarmingly candid." Paul Binding, cultural critical and author, called it, "A triumphant of art as well as of observation." Zinovy Zinik, celebrated Russian author and BBC critic, said, "This fascinating autographical travelogue is an unblinking self-analysis."Black Tea is a book about Russia that starts in London ... read more

Praised by BBC Russia Correspondant Lucy Ash who said, "Elegaic, evocative and disarmingly candid." Paul Binding, cultural critical and author, called it, "A triumphant of art as well as of observation." Zinovy Zinik, celebrated Russian author and BBC critic, said, "This fascinating autographical travelogue is an unblinking self-analysis."Black Tea is a book about Russia that starts in London ... read more

Luz and the Alchemist's Folly

Noonan, Columbkill, Noonan, Columbkill

Not so Black and White

Vetta, Sylvia, Mudenyo Hunt, Nancy

Crickets on Cocaine

Firman, Lynnette

Not In My Name

Coolwood, Michael

Plague

Anderson, Julie

Oracle

Anderson, Julie

Petya has 35 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Tawny Estrella
Petya did an excellent job creating a unique book cover and interior design that brought my book to life. She was incredibly patient with me as a first-time author, made time to answer all my questions and showed me the available options for different aspects of the book. She made sure that I was happy with each component of the book before moving forward. Her communication was consistent and t...
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Tawny Estrella, August 2021


john blicq
Petya is fantastic! Extremely reactive, very professional I am very happy with her delivery. I highly recommend Petya

john blicq, May 2021


Brian Gallagher
Petya was fantastic to work with and VERY patient with me.

Brian Gallagher, May 2021


Valerie Chamberlain
I needed help to get my book cover ready for print, and I had waited too long to get it finalized. Petya rose to the challenge and made this happen for me under a tight deadline. She was super-efficient, highly communicative, and really helpful! I'm very happy with the final result and I look forward to hitting 'publish' on my first book this week! Thank you!

Valerie Chamberlain, May 2021


Belinda Carringer
Working with Petya was a pleasure. She always responded very quickly and was very professional. Her designing was tops--very remarkable. She made my dream come true with her designs of a cover, spine, and back for my book. I can't say enough good about her. She deserves 10 stars! I will definitely be hiring her again when I finish my other genealogy book.

Belinda Carringer, April 2021

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