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

  • BA in Poster Design and Visual Communication

Work experience

Book Designer

Self-employed
June, 2015 – Present (over 5 years)

Print publications

Desktop publishing

Self-employed
June, 2008 – Present (over 12 years)

Portfolio (13 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

Petya has 18 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Susan Thomson-Solczak
Petya was so helpful. This was my first project, and I had so many questions, which she answered clearly and concisely. I would definitely use Petya again.

Susan Thomson-Solczak, October 2020


Janet Chelliah
Petya has been brilliant at helping me get the right book cover and formatting my book for print and ebook release. I have just completed my first non fiction book. I was so glad I had Petya to guide me theough what I needed to get my book ready for publication. She has been patient and very professional. She has also been great at communicating and been so punctual. I would love to work with P...
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Janet Chelliah, September 2020


Nikesh Lalchandani
Petya was requested to design a book of over 500 pages with 200 illustrations, and a comprehensive index. In short, I could not be happier with the outcome. She was meticulous in everything she did, and she ensured perfection in every aspect of the text. She knew her stuff, technically and has a gift for good book design. She is exceptionally professional and never lost her cool, when many woul...
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Nikesh Lalchandani, September 2020


Danny Cohen
It was an absolute pleasure working with Petya! She is extremely patient, she has amazing ideas, she is creative, and she did an excellent job! I would definitely use her again!

Danny Cohen, September 2020


Pablo Peralta
Petya is AMAZING!!! It's been such a pleasure to work with her!! You really feel that you have a partner for your precious craft, not just someone you hire for a one-time transaction. I loved how she put special attention to understand my book, my goals, and my tastes. Her proposals were always in line with them and she didn't care about iterating until arriving to the desired outcomes. Not t...
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Pablo Peralta, August 2020

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