As an interaction designer at Artefact, Joan views human-centered design as an exercise in maintaining balance between data and qualitative insights, thinking and making, listening and storytelling, and more. Fueled by collaboration and iteration, Joan is passionate about creating solutions that are grounded in reality but push the boundaries of what is possible in our digital environments.
Joan graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Architecture, and prior to joining Artefact, she led communication design and digital strategy for nonprofit organizations. No matter the project, she is inspired by the belief that technology is a tool that can amplify our humanity.
When Joan is not tackling design challenges, you might find her volunteering with local nonprofits like Design in Public and AIGA Seattle, exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband, or teaching at yoga studios around town (and enjoying a donut right after.) She’s originally from a tiny town in western North Carolina and is a loyal observer of Taco Tuesday.