About Joanna

Joanna Baker Illustration - About the Artist

Hello! My name is Joanna and I’m a fulltime freelance illustrator and designer living in New York City with my husband and our cat Junebug.

After graduating from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland with a degree in studio art, I moved to New York to attend Parsons School of Design and earn a degree in fashion design. During my time there, I realized that my truly favorite part of the design process was the initial sketch, so I started a blog to give me an excuse to keep drawing in my spare time.

Through connections I’ve made with my blog, I’ve had the opportunity to work with both individuals and businesses to create custom illustration work in the form of illustrated fashion portraits, wedding and shower invitations, greeting cards, and logos.

In January of 2015 I finally decided to make the leap and pursue my freelance work full time. I left my corporate design job and am now putting my energy towards freelance illustration and design projects in addition to building my own brand of illustrated paper goods and art prints.

Please feel free to contact me with feedback or just to say hello! I’d love to learn more about any custom illustration ideas you have in mind. Thanks for visiting!