about joanne hus

Joanne Hus. Photo by Julie Berson.Intuitive, enthusiastic, fun loving right brain meets analytical, deadline-driven, all-business left brain to solve your visual problems. The left side has a strong background in corporate identity, branding, and marketing. The right side has a long history with finger paint, pencils, and vector curves. Give Joanne a multi-page creative brief, or art direction as simple as two words: she uses both sides of her head to create illustrations that get your message across in style.


The first step is a conversation about your assignment and what you want to achieve with the illustrations. Whether you have a clear vision or need a great concept, Joanne will collaborate with you to find the best visual solution to your creative challenge.

Once a direction is established, Joanne will begin sketching. Although her illustrations are digital, all begin as pencil sketches on paper. These are scanned and submitted to you along with a proposed color palette for your feedback and approval.

After you have approved the sketches and colors, Joanne begins work on the final images. If it’s a very complex illustration, you might see a work in progress before the final image. Your illustrations will be delivered in the file format that best suits your needs.

some clients

Banking and finance:
Chase Manhattan Bank
GE Capital

Advertising and PR agencies:
Abelson Taylor
Burson Marsteller

Book and periodical publishers:
Barron’s Educational Series
BET Books
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Houghton Mifflin Company/Great Source
Time Inc.

Personal care products:
Chesebrough-Pond’s USA

Greeting card publishers:
Marcel Schurman/Papyrus
Marian Heath

Arts and entertainment:
Pablo Casals Museum
Puerto Rico Symphony

US Tennis Association
Sports Business Journal

some kudos

Connecticut Library Association:
2013 Annual Publicity Award (for logo and identity system, Fairfield Public Library)

Connecticut Art Directors’ Club:
2011 Excellence Awards (for Writers’ Room logo, and for Evil Alice Halloween promo card);
2012 Silver Award (for Lizard Brain booklet); Excellence Awards (for Lizard Brain booklet, and for MNI holiday card)

Graphic Design USA:
2006 In-House Design Award (for Rome Incentive Trip poster)
2007 In-House Design Award (for MNI Warner Brothers backstage pass)
2008 In-House Design Award (for MNI logo revitalization)

Society of Illustrators of LA:
2004 Excellence Award (for Trick-or-Treat Halloween card design, licensed by Marian Heath)

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