Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens by Shankari Chandran

Illustration and design

For this novel about a Sri Lankan community in Western Sydney, I was asked to create a cover that felt green and lush while incorporating objects and people from the manuscript.

I also created an internal map of the main setting, Cinnamon Gardens. More about that here!

Process & sketches →

See also:
Song of the Sun God

Client: Ultimo Press
AD: Robert Watkins

Front cover for the Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens
Full jacket art for Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens
Black and white illustrated map of the main setting of Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens

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I am represented by Jacky Winter worldwide. If you have a brief for me, please contact them or email

All art © Jessica Cruickshank unless otherwise credited.

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