In 2012, I resolved to work smarter and with more love, to raise the bar on creativity, and to deliver more every day for my clients and myself. This year also marked my first-ever trip to Disney World. What do these things have in common, you ask?
Every once and a while—no matter how much I try to avoid it—a client needs a rush design and printing job, like this package put together in record time for the Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ spring board meeting.
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.
Last winter, I had the opportunity to design the CD package for a Kickstarter-funded project by Charlottesville, Va., singer-songwriter Carl Anderson. Seeing the amazing photos of the musician taken by Doug Lloyd of East Lake Studios sealed the deal.
Graphic Design USA magazine recently recognized GiansantiDesign with a 2010 American Graphic Design Award. Capturing the honor was GiansantiDesign’s identity design for Pulse Fitness Studio.
“People always remark how the first impression means everything—well I’m here to say it’s true. I don’t think people would have walked through the doors as quickly as they did if it weren’t for Joanna’s work creating the brand and website for my fitness studio,” says Pulse owner Tammy Panzironi.
SU Preview is the incoming student’s “go-to guide to life on the Syracuse University campus.” This summer, the university contacted me to bring a fresh, magazine-feel to this tabloid. Much to my surprise, I found working with newsprint’s limited color palette and printing capabilities refreshing.