Excellence is Her Brand
An expert in branding, typography, print design and all things digital, Joan’s commitment to the highest level of design excellence is evident in every project she touches.
After earning her BFA in Graphic Design from Wayne State University, she went on to get her MA in Graphic Design from the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design. Her formidable education, passion for design, and dedication to her work and clients makes her an essential part of the Graphic D-Signs creative team.
Throughout her tenure here, Joan has worked on brand development efforts across a number of industries, including energy markets, manufacturers, landscapers, global suppliers, healthcare, retail, HVAC-R, lifestyle, and more. Joan plays an integral role in developing new brands, creating identity guidelines and brand applications, and fine-tuning her brands’ visual identities for maximum impact and results.
MA in Graphic Design: Savannah College of Art and Design
BFA in Arts; Graphic Design: Wayne State University
When not at work?
Joan’s obsession with art, typography and graphic design takes up a great deal of her time out of the office, too. When she’s not visiting museums, researching design applications, and catching up with the latest trends, you’ll most likely find her outside on a nice, long hike.
What do you listen to?
Music: everything from classical to contemporary. I’m also a big fan of podcasts, like HowStuffWorks, NPR, TypeRadio and the MacCast. (I’m Apple to the core.)
We’ve heard you like chocolate. What’s your favorite?
Lindt Excellence “A touch of Sea Salt” Dark Chocolate bars.
Visited all 50 United States 7
Good design is simple, honest, useful, innovative, aesthetic, understandable, unobtrusive, long-lasting, thorough, friendly, and essential—‘as little as possible.’ (credit to Dieter Rams)
Always on the obsessive mission to research visual strategies, design trends, typography, and interactive landscapes.
You tell me where, I’ll tell you what chocolate shop to visit.
Visited all 50 United States
(and Washington DC)