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 experienced, art and design educated book designer with a Bachelor Degree in Poster and Visual Communication and strong track record of Book cover design and interior page design projects across a range of genres.
I create my work using digital assets, as well as traditional hand-drawings techniques and have hands-on experience working on projects for cover illustration and interior pages illustrations.
Very passionate about my work and always striving for excellence and the best results.

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
May, 2015 – Present (almost 6 years)

Graphic Designer

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

Desktop Publishing Designer

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

Print publications

Desktop Publishing Designer

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

Portfolio (30 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 Cracked Amulet (Wefan Weaves)

R B Watkinson

Wefan is leaking from the world, and the blood-priests of the oppressive god Murak rise again to bring war to the lands of Dumnon. They search for those with Wealdan in their blood, for this gives them power. Power to twist, to alter and control, and ultimately to gain yet more power. In horrifying blood-rites practised on both humans and creatures, they gorge on the blood of innocents, destro... read more

Wefan is leaking from the world, and the blood-priests of the oppressive god Murak rise again to bring war to the lands of Dumnon. They search for those with Wealdan in their blood, for this gives them power. Power to twist, to alter and control, and ultimately to gain yet more power. In horrifying blood-rites practised on both humans and creatures, they gorge on the blood of innocents, destro... 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

Beyond Kushnapur

Flawn-Thomas, Mark, Flawn-Thomas, Peter

Nile Cat

Cecil Reid, Angela

Not In My Name

Coolwood, Michael

Plague

Anderson, Julie

Oracle

Anderson, Julie

Term Limits

Powell, Steve

More Than Meets The Eye: Living With Ulcerative Colitis

Robertson, Liam, Tsankova, Petya, Way, Ben

Petya has 29 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Brian Fansler
Very professional and thorough.

Brian Fansler, February 2021


David Tollafield
Petya was a special find. Having worked with a good few cover designers, and mostly good, I found that she allowed me to fine tune our designs and use focus groups by encouragement. I really felt we were working together the whole time to a common aim, excellence. The end result was reached with collaboration and skill. I would not hesitate to work with her again, and indeed intend to do so. D...
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David Tollafield, February 2021


Michael McDonnell
Petya was always so patient, insightful and helpful in the book layout process. Her depth of knowledge and her openness made an inherently challenging process so much easier. Her calm, professional demeanor ensured that the implementation effort went forward without any hitches or problems. I highly recommend Petya and hope to work with her again on upcoming projects. I feel fortunate to count...
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Michael McDonnell, February 2021


Tracey King
Petya has been outstanding in her communications with me at all times and has kept me updated on a regular basis. This has been sincerely appreciated.

Tracey King, January 2021


Kevin O'Coffey
I sought out Petya to help complete the design for a self-illustrated cover I came up with. I didn't need a fresh cover design, but I did need someone to put it all together. Every other cover designer I contacted kept asking for a full price cover design. She got that I didn't need that and did not seem greedy whatsoever. She is reliable, punctual, and more than fair with her cost. She rolled ...
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Kevin O'Coffey, January 2021

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