Stanislav Snihur

Stanislav Snihur - Designer

Montreal, QC, Canada

Book cover designer from Ukraine, with almost 7 years experience. I work in the U.S.A./Canada.

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Overview

I am a book cover designer, with 7 years experience. The quality of my work is confirmed by the regular wins and finals of my covers. I work with authors all over the world, including the largest market - USA and Canada.

I did it myself. I got my experience working for traditional book publishers, which are leaders in the industry - Simon & Schuster, Inc. (US), HarperCollins Publishers (US), Penguin Random House (US), Penguin Random House Canada.

I specialize in genres such as Thriller / Horror / Mystery and Fantasy.

My tools are Photoshop, Illustrator, my experience and of course my creativity.

In parallel with my career at the biggest publishers, I am developing my own studio to work with independent authors. Just contact me to get a unique design for your book.

Best regards,
Stanislav Snihur


Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Career Guides
Economics
Fiction
Fantasy
Horror
Mystery & Crime

Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
  • Graphic Design Specialization
  • Professional Certificate in Graphic Design

Awards

  • The Book Fest
  • Reader Views - Book cover design 2nd place
  • Literary Titan
  • Book Award Pro
  • intl Books
  • Best Thriller - Book Awards - Finalist
  • National Book Award
  • American Writing Awards

Work experience

Freelance designer (book covers)

Penguin Random House
January, 2021 – Present (almost 2 years)

Complete project management to create book covers for authors.
- Briefing
- Cover concerts
- Design edits
- Final presentation for the client
- Cover preparation for printing
- Preparation of promotional materials (flyers, banners, etc.)

Designer

HarperCollins Publishers
January, 2020 – January, 2022 (about 2 years)

- Creating concepts for covers
- Preparing files for printing
- Making edits to covers for current projects

Book cover and logo designer

Self-employed
January, 2019 – Present (almost 4 years)

I provide a full cycle of creating unique, quality book covers and logos for authors. I consult and supervise the printing of print runs of books for my clients.

Junior designer

Simon & Schuster, Inc.
January, 2018 – January, 2019 (about 1 year)

- Briefing for authors
- Working on cover concepts
- Edits on approved concepts
- Preparing typography
- Preparing files for printing
- Preparing files for submission to the client
- Presentation of the finished product, covers

Designer's Assistant

"Old Lion Publishing" Lviv, Ukraine
January, 2015 – January, 2016 (about 1 year)

Work on book cover concepts
Presentation of concepts and preparation of mock-ups for clients

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Conquering Your Colosseum : Believe In Yourself

Stream , Ryan , Lafitte, Jared

A Devil's Deal

Navarro, Rin

Stanislav has 4 reviews

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Professionalism
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Christina Fautherree
His work is AMAZING. Iā€™d definitely use him again for his cover designs. My only problem is the delayed response time and having to remind him of something a couple of times before it was addressed. But like I said, the work was amazing and the images are amazing. My cover looks exactly how I envisioned it! He brought my cover to life!

Christina Fautherree, September 2022

Stanislav Snihur
Yes, it's true that because of the different time zones, communication was disrupted. I will work to make sure this does not happen again. Thank you for your comment, it will help me get better!

Reply from Stanislav Snihur


Christine Dale
Very impressed with the initial interpretation received from the brief. Also impressed with the scope of the redesigns received and the communication was prompt and clear. Will definitely use you again.

Christine Dale, August 2022

Stanislav Snihur
Thank you so much, your feedback will help me be even better!

Reply from Stanislav Snihur


Tammy Bragg
Stanislav provide excellent creative insights and great work! He has made my book come to life with great graphics. I can't wait to work with him again on another project šŸ˜€

Tammy Bragg, July 2022


Lea Rachel
Stanislav was great! He replies immediately and takes suggestions seriously. I was always afraid of saying, "that's good, but, can we change one more thing?" But I shouldn't have been because he was willing to work on the concept until it was right. Thanks Stanislav!

Lea Rachel, June 2022

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