Photo of illustrator Joana Miranda seated on park bench with cartoon companion

Hi, I’m Joana!  I’m an 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 and illustrations for companies in the US, Japan and India, as well as custom illustration commissions 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.  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.