Jennifer Mae Spooner

Is an Illustrator based in Birmingham, UK

Jen is currently having a ball on the MA Children's Book course at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. 


With children being her favourite demographic to aim towards, she uses her advantage of being a big kid to create fun, playful and positive pieces of work. This is mostly seen through her use of colour, quirky characters and the tiny details that can be found in her work. She is usually inspired by nature, animals and by stories that she makes up in her head. 


Jen is diverse in the way that she works as she is constantly on the look-out for improvement and therefore she paints as well as does ceramics, digital art, repeat patterns/kidswear design, graphic design, illustration shows/fairs and children’s books. 

When she's not play with her puppy, Goose, Jen is often reading a book, playing video games, going on walks, doing yoga, seeing her friends and drawing from life.


“You don’t stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing”- George Bernard Shaw

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Work/Work Experience

3 Months as Graphic Designer/Illustrator at Lab Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain (2018)

1 Week Work Placement as Designer at Moonpig Head Office, London (2018)

1 Week Work Placement as Kidswear Designer at George, Asda, Head Office, Lutterworth (2018)

2 Week Work Placement as Designer at Hallmark Head Office, Bradford (2017)

Design Assistant for David Curtis-Ring (2017)

7+ years Waitressing 

Latest Exhibitions


Gallery 1988

Los Angeles, USA

Hecho En Transito / Made In Transit

Sevilla, Spain

Come Together, Association of Illustrators

London, UK


Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham, UK


The Tap Room

St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK