A Toronto-based art director, designer, illustrator and stylist, Jen Spinner creates playful and meticulous visual solutions with a sophisticated graphic sensibility.
She’s obsessed with magazines and focused on editorial design, but also successfully creates websites and tons of printed ephemera. Her three-dimensional paper illustrations are whimsical, expressive and often take viewers by pleasant surprise.
Jen possesses a strong understanding of the creative process for commercial ventures. She’s extremely resourceful and is able to bring big ideas to life, sometimes out of thin air.
She recently jumped feet-and-heart-first into full time freelance work, saying a bittersweet good-bye to her role as deputy art director of Air Canada enRoute édition magazine. She has worked at Cundari advertising, Canadian Business magazine and The Walrus magazine. She was also the senior designer of Toronto Life magazine. Consequently, she’s very comfortable meeting tight deadlines and composing work-back schedules. She loves interacting directly with clients and exploring possibilities together.
Jen’s project list includes work for McDonalds, The Grid, Human Rights Watch, MoneySense, St. Michael’s Hospital, Today’s Parent, The Walrus, Want Boutique, Webcom Publishing and more.
She is available for select freelance work and commissions.
Please do contact Jen to collaborate on something magical, or just to tell her how much you love her.