Hi, I’m Joana! I’m a freelance illustrator and cartoon artist living in New York. My work features clean lines, judicious use of color, and a mischievous yet gentle sense of humor.
In 2006, a short course in jewelry design at the Gemological Institute of America ignited my passion for design and illustration. This led to my winning a handful of jewelry design awards. More recently, my cartoon art has been published in national and international magazines.
I have created designs, cartoons and illustrations for corporate clients in the USA and abroad, as well as custom illustrations for private clients. A collection of my public art has been featured on all 1800 LinkNYC kiosks across the five boroughs of New York City, and a collection of my whimsical illustrations is now part of a permanent exhibit at the FiberMax Museum of Discovery in Lubbock, TX. Currently, I am working on a 12-month periodical illustration project for a company in Tokyo.
When I’m not working, I enjoy people-watching, taking long walks in Central Park, sampling pastries at quiet cafes and binge-watching BBC baking shows with my husband. You can read more about me and my process on my blog.