Illustrator and Map Maker
Jenni Sparks is an illustrator, designer, map maker, and typography designer. Originally from Somerset, England, she is now based in her studio in North London. After creating her first illustrated map of London in 2012 which went viral, she then went on to create large scale maps of New York, Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, Sydney and Melbourne.
Her detailed, informative and often humorous maps have been featured in international newspapers and publications and exhibited and sold as prints in several art galleries around the world. The London map has been used as part of tourist campaigns for the city, and enlarged to cover the floor of London Gatwick Airport as a public artwork. Since then she has continued to illustrate and has worked with select clients such as Nike, Adidas, Grazia, Variety, Absolut, Lonely Planet, Cosmopolitan, Harper Collins, Sesame Street, Google, Time Out Magazine, Selfridges, Carnaby Street and Oxford Street.
Other than maps, Sparks works with animated gifs and stickers for the social media market, paints murals, self-publishes zines on her travels and the emotional rollercoaster of the coronavirus pandemic, and loves to work with themes of contemporary millennial modern life such as reality tv, online dating, memes, and anything ‘woo woo’. One of her career highlights was getting her work on a well known ‘trashy’ UK chat show.