Jennifer Mae Spooner
Is an Illustrator based in Birmingham, UK
Since graduating in 2018 from her BA Visual Communications: Illustration course at Birmingham City University, UK, Jen has been working as a part-time illustrator and part-time waitress.
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 looking after her Borrow My Doggy dog, Shelby, 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
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
Los Angeles, USA
Hecho En Transito / Made In Transit
Come Together, Association of Illustrators
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
The Tap Room
St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK