Joana Miranda’s cartoons and illustrations have been published in various national and international publications. In addition to creating illustrations for numerous private commissions, her work has appeared publicly across New York City, virtually on various small business websites, as part of museum exhibits, and in print in the Musicians Cook! Cookbook. A partial client list and published work listing follows.

Partial Client List:

Salon Bezjon

BASF RTP (Research Triangle Park) Agricultural Visitor Center – Raleigh, NC

FiberMax Center for Discovery – Lubbock, TX

Nomura Research Institute

New York City Ballet Orchestra


Madison + Gall

Working Moms to Be

Published work:

Since 2019, Joana has created a series of monthly illustrations for Nomura Research Institute’s publication Financial Information Technology Focus. Themes have included:

2019 – Little Girls Little Girls Playing Musical Instruments

2020 – Boy’s Playing Sports

2021 – Colorful Illustrations

2022 – Food

For now the themes for 2023 and 2024 need to remain under wraps, but check back here soon for more information on these illustrations!

(To see the full 2019 collection, please visit Joana’s portfolio at Behance.)

  • The Boxer - October 2020 Illustration for NRI
  • Rising Sun illustration by Joana Miranda
  • Chocolate is for Lovers illustration by Joana Miranbda
  • Springtime is for the Birds - Whimsical Illustration by Joana Miranda

By the way…

If you happen to be in Lubbock, Texas (or Raleigh, NC!) be sure to make time to see Joana’s cotton-themed illustrations at the FiberMax Center for Discovery and the Agricultural Visitor Center, respectively. The 18 illustrations created for this exhibit are part of the permanent collection.


The following of Joana’s single panel gag cartoons have been published in these magazines in the USA and abroad:

  • My "Not Artisanal" cartoon in April 2021 issue of Woman's World

My past design awards include

2nd Place, Rio Tinto Champagne Diamond Competition

2010 Business Development Grant Finalist, Halstead Bead

2nd Place, 2009 George A. Schuetz Design Contest

2nd Place, 2008 George A. Schuetz Design Contest

1st Place, 2008 WJA DIVA Contest; Colorful Engagements and Weddings in Platinum

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Looking for character art or editorial illustration for your corporation or business? Please contact Joana here.