Maya Tcholakova was born in 1952 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. She’s working as illustrator, graphic and book designer.
She has many national and international prizes for illustrations, design of postage stamps, graphic humour, exlibris.
The most important of them:
- 1992 – for Illustrations: Plaque “Golden Pen”; International Biennial of Illustration – Belgrade
- 2005 – for cartoon: 1st prize “Hermesde barakldo” – Spain and 3rd prize “Jaka Bede” – Poland.
- 2007 – for exlibris: Honorable mantions: International Exlibris Competition – Belgrade, Serbia