Joan is a thoughtful collaborator and advocate for inclusive, human-centered design. As an Associate Design Director at Artefact, she guides teams to envision and deliver solutions that are grounded in a thorough understanding of user needs and business goals.
Joan began her career in architecture, and previously led communication design and digital strategy for non-profit organizations. Those experiences sharpened her ability to approach ambiguous problems systematically and deepened her interest in designing for social good. Her recent experience includes design for healthcare, civic engagement, and data visualization.
When she’s not tackling design challenges, you might find Joan exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family or just trying to catch her breath amidst the beautiful chaos that is life with twin toddlers. She’s originally from a tiny town in western North Carolina and is a loyal observer of Taco Tuesday.