Erin Sparling has led the Design Technology team at the Wall Street Journal since it's inception in early 2008. In 2006 and 2007, Sparling was the Director of Technology at thehappycorp global, a design and branding agency, during which time he oversaw technology needs of the company and it's clients during a 200% growth period of staff and projects. In 2004, Sparling took the role of the Lead Technical Illustrator at Deco Zone, a package design company, where he created new systems of illustration for packaging prototypes, with the resulting packages featured across the world in 10 million+ unit production runs.
Since 2004, Erin Sparling has had editorial illustrations in the New York Times, Heeb Magazine and the Baltimore City Paper, as well as having work in Print Magazine and The Royal Society of Mathematics and Science. Sparling’s illustrations have also been featured on the cover of Siggraph's Computer Graphics Magazine, accompanying the Steven Heller article for the launch of abriefmessage.com, and in a case study on adobe.com.