Franziska Barczyk
Franziska Barczyk is a Toronto based illustrator, gif maker, collage and visual artist. She creates visual content for publishing, advertising, film and music industry. Her style is colorful, bold and vibrant. Her video style is lo-fi, cut and paste and captures the feeling of gifs. She is inspired by dada, the idea of chance, surrealism, metaphysical, and social commentary.


Advertising Age, Apple, the Brunswick Review, Buzzfeed News, Chatelaine, CNN, Corporate Knights, Fast Company, HuffPost, LENNY Letter, The New York Times, NPR, NYLON, Penguin Random House, Quiet Pictures, Teen VOGUE, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), Walrus magazine, The Washington Post, the Guardian, Harvard Law, vice in partnership with durex, D La Repubblica Magazine, collective living and more.


Departures Magazine with Emirates, October 2021
Upstatement, March 2020
The Collective Living Feature July 2019
Communication Arts June 2018
CBC Arts May 2018
HUNGER TV, April 2018
AI-AP Design Arts Daily, December 2017
Tiff, Toronto International Film festival 2017
CBC Arts The Exhibitionist Season 3 Episode 11 December 2017
Creators Corner January 2017
Toronto Guardian Nov 30 2016
Working Not Working Aug 8, 2016
Vita magazine May 12, 2016
Mutant Space March 15, 2016
100 $how Feb 2, 2012 Portland, Oregon
Blend Magazine Nov 2.2011
OTM web zine FALL 2011. ISSUE 9, Toronto Canada
Lost at e minor 1 / Aug 3.2011
lost at e minor 2 Oct 20.2011
Design You Trust June 25.2011
The Fashion Press March 2011
Art Directors Club, NY New York September 2010


2018 BLUE, Coldstream Fine Art Gallery, Toronto
2016 Bodies, Coldstream Fine Art Gallery, Toronto


2020 At Intervals Group show at 158 Sterling Road, Toronto
2020 Collision Gallery, Toronto
2020 Illustrators 62, Society of Illustrators, New York
2018 Illustrators 60, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
2017 29Rooms, Women's March, Refinery29, New York
2017 29Rooms, Women's March, Refinery29, LA
2016 Coaster Exhibition, La luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles
2012 Poster exhibit (online), Mut zur Wut
2012 100 Euro Show, Wieden and Kennedy. Portland, Oregon. USA
2011 Smiling Anti-Matter, Steamwhistle gallery, Toronto ON
2011 100 Euro Show, Wieden and Kennedy. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 Cube Exhibition, Art Directors Club, New York
2010 Enemies, Steamwhistle Gallery, Toronto
2009 100 Euro Show Stuttgart, Germany
2008 Alter Ego show, Index G Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008 Show and Tell Gallery, Toronto
2008 Icon 5 the Illustration Conference, Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, U.S
2008 The X and O Show, The Bait Shop gallery, Toronto, ON
2007 Phi media Illustration Show, Tophimedia Studios, Toronto, ON
2007 One Track Hand Show, Spin Gallery, Toronto, ON


2021 American Illustration Ai-40 Book and online
2020 American Illustration Ai-39 (online)
2020 Society of Illustrators 62 Editorial
2019 IMAA International Motion Art Award (online)
2019 American Illustration Ai-38 (online)
2018 Society for News Design 'Award of Excellence'
2018 Society of Illustrators 60 Uncommissioned
2018 IMAA international Motion Art Award (online)
2017 American Illustration Ai-37 (online)


The Brand Assembly Show

Smith Alumni Quarterly

Experience Magazine

Global Warming

TED Ideas


Travel Series

Untold Stories

CNN Style

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation