“David was excellent. His designs were great, and his pricing very fair. When we kept making minor changes in the book, over and over, he was non-complaining in making revised book interiors. He is not a designer who pushes his ideas. He presents you with options and goes with your decision. He is direct, professional, and timely in his communication. We would absolutely use him again.”

—MATTHEW KIRCHHOFF, author of “Cabin

“David designed the cover and interior of my debut novel. He was willing to work with photographs I provided but also offered alternative covers. He answered all my many questions immediately and was patient with my lack of knowledge of the publishing process. To authors looking for exceptional collaboration to enhance their projects, I highly recommend hiring David Ter-Avanesyan.”

—MARY BROOKMAN, author of “Once”

“David Ter-Avanesyan, Design. First and foremost, he is a creative professional. Upon delivering my exterior and interior photographic book to David, it was a collaboration. He informed me of the steps that would take place. I also shared my concepts with him. He handled my project with care. I learned quite a few things along the way, and I am grateful for his knowledge and patience. His creativity, concepts, and experience are brilliant. My book Gratitude is stunning because of David Ter-Avanesyan!”

—KELLY JOHNSON, author of “Gratitude”

“David did a fantastic job on the cover designs of four of my books for eBook, paperback, hardback and audio book. Excellent collaboration and advice leading to audience-centric covers that convert. I would highly recommend David and look forward to working with him again!”

—PAUL C. R. MONK, author of “The Huguenot Connection Trilogy”

“I can’t say enough good things about David. He is a cheery, fast, precise, high-quality-delivery team member and I will never need to shop for another cover designer should I ever dare to try releasing another book. A five-star designer to the bone! Thanks so much David for all your great help and ideas. You really hit the nail with my cover.”

—NIK GRAVESON, author of “Tough Luck Idiot”

“David is a true professional in every sense of the word. His technical skills, especially in cover design, are outstanding and it would be hard to imagine a better collaborator. He was always courteous, respectful, and prompt in replying to emails, sometimes within hours and always the same day. Based on my expressed preferences, David offered me a variety of cover options, modified those as I requested, and did not hesitate to reverse course when I eventually settled on one of his original suggestions. He quickly and accurately addressed any errors in formatting that emerged and even accommodated my last minute edits to the text and punctuation. When adjustments had to be made in the scope of the work, David accepted an expanded role and was always fair in adjusting his fee. As a first-time self-publisher, I truly appreciated David’s patience and professionalism.”

—ALAN BODNAR, author of “Simply Human”

“David’s professionalism is of very high quality. He responds fast, his work is artistic. He made several suggestions that improved the cover design. His knowledge extends to the details of what it takes to get the cover uploaded for publication. I enjoyed cooperating with David and would recommend him without any hesitation.”

—BRUNO JAMBOR, author of “Passage to Sunrise”

“My project was in great hands with David. He was responsive, provided value and goes above and beyond. He’s now my go-to for book needs. Highly recommend working with him.”

—ALLYN REID, co-founder of SherpaPress

“Working with David was a good experience. He got my vision and initiated contact, starting to work instantly. He was quick to deliver and went beyond the call of duty, during nearly every stage of the process.”

—DAVID TEMPLE, author of “Knuckle Down”

“David Ter-Avanesyan is an impressive designer. A versatile professional with a knack for translating brand equity into any design, he can create infographics just as well as he can book covers. He listens to understand, is prompt and easy to work with, and he upholds the highest of standards in his designs. He exceeded my expectations at every interaction and with every design we worked on. If you’re looking for a designer who works quickly, is open to direction and change, and always nails the look you were looking for, go with him. Highly recommended!”

—NATALIA MACRYNIKOLA, Former Group Editor, lifestyle content publisher Studio One

“I think David Ter-Avanesyan is one of the most dynamic, creative and innovative graphic designer’s in the field today. I always look so forward to photo shoots with him because of not only the profound ideas he brings with him; but also because of the collaborative effort that he practices on the set about how to most precisely express these ideas with the elements we have. He is perfectly fearless in his pursuit for the ideal expression that we sometimes put things together in new ways that begin to form new meanings and more evocative images. David is very comfortable with expanding the concept or experimenting with lighting. To look at David’s drawings would be an adventurous meditation of his quite unique visual talents. I love the intricacies and profundity. What a magical and precise vision. I look forward to seeing his future projects and art. I’m sure he will continue to amaze!”


“I have worked with David Ter-Avanesyan for the past eleven years and he has proven himself to be a very talented designer who is capable of handling a wide range of topics. From political books by authors such as Bob Woodward and Jimmy Carter to history books about Abraham Lincoln to novels and thrillers, David can do it all; always with enthusiasm and a keen eye on the clock!”

—MICHAEL ACCORDINO, Former Art Director, Simon & Schuster

“David Ter-Avanesyan designed the DVD cover for my film A Dog’s Life: A Dogamentary which premiered on HBO. He is extremely talented, easy to work with, and delivers right away. I come from a design background myself and am quite selective about who I work with. He has the gift!”

—GAYLE KIRSCHENBAUM, Emmy award-winning filmmaker

“David Ter-Avanesyan is always a pleasure to work with. He has worked with us on several corporate identity projects and has always shown strong use of colors, typography and graphic design principles. We always look forward to working with David because we know we can count on him to deliver a winning design.”

—JESSICA PERILLA, Principal and Creative Director, Jessica Perilla Design

“David Ter-Avanesyan is a highly accomplished and professional printmaker whose work displays a maturity and depth of knowledge both aesthetically and technically. He is a technical master of traditional etching techniques. His works are also imaginative and display his own individual vision. David is a man of high character and integrity.”

—BRUCE WALDMAN, Printmaking Instructor, School of Visual Arts

“David Ter-Avanesyan has an outstandingly creative style which uniquely qualifies him to design artwork perfectly suited for virtually any application. His artistic flair, coupled with business savvy, makes him a designer perfectly situated to perfect the full spectrum of graphic and typographical work.”

—DENISE ROY, Former Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster