about joanne hus
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.
Banking and finance:
Chase Manhattan Bank
Advertising and PR agencies:
Book and periodical publishers:
Barron’s Educational Series
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Houghton Mifflin Company/Great Source
Personal care products:
Greeting card publishers:
Arts and entertainment:
Pablo Casals Museum
Puerto Rico Symphony
US Tennis Association
Sports Business Journal
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)