Senior Graphic Designer
Joanna’s first day at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, in 2014, was filled snapping photos of butterflies and recording the sweet hum of bees. As a lifelong nature lover, it felt as dreamy as it sounds that her design career led to this slice of Texas-heaven-on-earth.
As the Center’s first in-house graphic designer, she works closely with the communications team creating digital and print pieces that tell the story of the Wildflower Center’s work through publications, advertising, marketing, fundraising campaigns and social media. She was also instrumental in the 2017 redesign of Wildflower magazine; look for her work in every issue since Volume 34, No. 1.
Joanna was fortunate to cut her teeth at EmDash, the best little design shop in Texas, focusing on publication design. Prior to joining the Center, she had a short stint designing at The University of Texas at Austin’s largest research facility, the Applied Research Laboratories. Joanna earned her bachelor’s in fine arts with an emphasis in printmaking from the University of Colorado Boulder, along with an associate’s degree in graphic design from Austin Community College.
On the side, Joanna has run a very small business creating concrete planters and home goods since 2011. She is also proud to have designed the “State of Texas” infographic for the Texas Observer from 2010 to 2016, and a handful of books for National Geographic Kids.