Franziska Barczyk was born in southern Germany and emigrated with her sister and mother to Canada in 1996. Having settled in Toronto, she graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2008 with a major in illustration. She subsequently moved back to Berlin in 2011 and has worked there as an illustrator and art director ever since. Franziska has exhibited her art in group shows in Germany, the Netherlands and New York. She currently divides her time between Toronto, Berlin and New York.