I was born in Sweden, raised in Cork, Ireland, and returned to Stockholm where I received an MFA in Graphic Design & Illustration from Konstfack, University College of Arts Crafts and Design. Since graduating from Konstfack, I have worked as a painter, illustrator, graphic designer, Senior Designer, Visual Brand Manager and art director. 

In 2006 I designed NEO, a Swedish magazine about politics and current affairs and was the art director and picture editor until the summer of 2008. 2002/2003 I held a position as an assistant teacher at the Graphic Design and Illustration department at Konstfack, University College of Arts in Stockholm. 2017 I redesigned Reason Magazine and am currently art director/designer/illustrator/picture editor.

I live and work in Brooklyn, New York.

contact: joanna@joanna.se

1997 – 2002 Master of Arts Programme, Graphic Design & Illustration, Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design – Stockholm
1995 – 1997 Gerlesborgs Art school – Stockholm
1993 – 1995 Basis Art school – Stockholm
1993 – 1994 Art history – University of Stockholm
1992 – 1993 The international Art school – Stockholm

selected clients
Swedish National Television (SVT2)
Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish broadsheet)
Reason Magazine, USA
Neo Magazine, Sweden
Daily Beast
Random House
Swedish Embassy, D.C.
Astrid Lindgren´s Children´s Hospital, Sweden