How I more than doubled my Noun Project passive income

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Two Cents
How I more than doubled my Noun Project passive income

First, don’t get the wrong idea. This means my royalties went from $7.16 (in February 2015) to $18.24 (in February 2016)—or basically the difference between a beer alone and beers with a friend!

Ditch the electronic planner and boost your productivity

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Two Cents
Ditch the electronic planner and boost your productivity

My name is Joanna and I use a paper planner. Gasp, I know. Last year, I ditched my app/online/digital planning tools in favor of good old pen and paper.

Why the mirror is the #1 enemy of your brand

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Two Cents
Why the mirror is the #1 enemy of your brand

How can a homemade pizza party and drinks with friends turn into a lesson on branding? Let me tell you a little story…

Dear Abby: What napkin dispensers and journalism have to do with graphic design

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Inspiration, Two Cents
Dear Abby: What napkin dispensers and journalism have to do with graphic design

As part of their final projects, graphic design students at Mohawk Valley Community College interview a professional in the design field. Last month, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Abby Giannatelli. Want to know more about what makes Joanna tick? Read on for the complete Q&A.

The power of nice

Posted by on Jul 8, 2011 in Inspiration, Two Cents
The power of nice

This spring, a student I met during the Upstate New York AIGA portfolio review interviewed me for his Professional Practices course at Mohawk Valley Community College. I was honored—even though it made me feel a tiny bit like a design elder!