German-born illustrator, Hanna Barczyk, creates conceptual illustrations for major news publications, book covers, film posters and murals. Traveling and working between NYC, Toronto and Montréal, Barczyk holds a mirror up to any place she finds herself in, creating work that is both personal and political.
A graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design University, earning a bachelor’s degree at the Toronto art school, her passion for dance, movement and music is evident in the flowing shapes she employs to create bold yet delicate illustrative design.
Barczyk’s work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, Society of News Design, Creative Quarterly and 3 X 3 (magazine of contemporary illustration). She has also been the recipient of the Melville White Award, received "Honourable Mention" from 3x3 Magazine and has been the subject of a feature in Communication Arts Magazine. Her work is deeply concerned with the conceptual idea of the feminine and all that it embodies. When not at work in her studio, Barczyk likes to drink espresso, dance, ride her bike and lose herself in a good book.
“Hanna Barczyk, an editorial Illustrator, translates delicate emotions into universal truths” —Communication Arts Magazine 2015/Fresh Feature
Selected Client List
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art), Apple, Facebook, The New York Times, International New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue (Australia), NBC Universal, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Pentagram, The Atlantic, Penguin/Random House, Family Circle Magazine, The Smithsonian Magazine, New Republic, The Economist, Village Voice, Teaching Tolerance Magazine, National Public Radio (N.P.R.), The Boston Globe, The United Nations, Fast Company, National Geographic Traveller, Scientific American, Runner’s World, New York Observer, TED, Variety,The Hollywood Reporter, Quiet Pictures, West & Social, Skanska, Nautilus, Collective Arts Brewery, Departures Magazine, Hemisphere Magazine, Oprah Magazine, The National, World Policy Journal, Ebony Magazine, Grand Central Publishing, Buzzfeed, Holiday House, GQ, New Republic, Advertising Age, School Library Journal, Audubon, Today's Parent, Corporate Knights, Frontiers Magazine, Backstage, This Magazine, The Walrus Magazine, Canadian Fabric, The Lily/Washington Post, The Trace, Columbia Journalism Review, Refinery29, NJ Monthly, Brunswick Review, Reader Digest/Canada, The Intercept, Globe & Mail, Broken Pencil, Brief Magazine, Meulenhoff, Johns Hopkins Health Review, Inc. Magazine, Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Tufts, Amherst Magazine,Play Advertising, War Child, Urban Outfitters, Silver Jeans and KEEN footwear.
2020 Society of Illustrators 63
2020 American Illustration 38/chosen winner
2019 Society of Illustrators 61
2019 American Illustration 37
2018 Communication Arts/Award of Excellence
2018 Society of Illustrators 60
2017 Communication Arts/Award of Excellence
2017 American Illustration 36
2016 American Illustration 35
2015 Society of Illustrators 58
2015 Society of Illustrators 57
2014 3x3 Contemporary Magazine of Illustration No.11
2014 “Runner Up” Creative Quarterly 35/online gallery
2013 Society of Illustrators 56
2010 American Illustration 29/chosen winner
2009 American Illustration 28/Chosen winner
2008 Icon 5/The Illustration Conference Collaborative book project.
2007 American Illustration 26
2007 Creative Quarterly
Grants and Awards
"Award of Excellence" Communication Arts, "Honourable Mention" 3x3, Toronto Arts Council (Community Arts Grant), Art Reach Toronto (Community Arts Grant), Creative Quarterly Bronze Medal, Melville White Award
Press Release/OnlineFeatured Illustrator
, Catapult feature
, Communication Arts
, American Illustration-DART
, Working not Working
("Illustrator Sister Act"), Working not Working ("Meet 9 Women Using their Creativity to Right the Ration), Urban Outfitters
,, Washington Post
(Moving forward: Female artists create works that reflect on what the Women’s March has changed in the past year), Toronto Guardian, Schwäbische Zeitung
, Ballpit Magazine
, Graphic Communications
, Vita (Italian Magazine)
, Blend Magazine
, Altpick Member Focus, Illustrationmundo
Artist Representation/Purple Rain Illustrators