I’m still working on this bit of the site, so all the ‘otherstuff’ will gradually appear, including garden pieces; a fabulous…
I'm Joanne. I'm a Graphic Designer.
As well as my ongoing interest and love for graphics, when I'm not working I'm gardening or making
objet d'art from all things found - combinations of salvaged wood, metal, wire, stones, paper, feathers ...
Whatever the medium, I have a tireless desire to create attractive, functional, pleasurable, smile-provoking work.
“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and wow!
Wow is the one to aim for.”
“It is such a treat to work with professionals like Joanne. We produced a book with her as our designer. Her advice was invaluable, her interest in the topic, far beyond the call of duty and the end product was stunning; really creative and beautiful. I look forward to our next collaboration.”
“After several failed designs I was thinking we would never get anything we liked! By chance I was introduced to Joanne and she agreed to work on our logo. Well, what a breath of fresh air! Not only did she produce some great designs, but she completely grasped what we’re about, and that was represented beautifully in the designs.
Not only is Joanne a great designer but she is very easy to work with and has a good, direct and very friendly communication style, which helps to get things done with ease and efficiency."
Part Two Design
“I met Joanne when I trained as a designer at the college of art in Belfast graduating in 1982. Even at college Joanne stood out as an excellent designer and has gone on to prove this by working at the highest level in top consultancies in London and internationally before settling back in Killyleagh, bringing her considerable talent, experience and individuality to a broad range of insightful work.
There are many designers out there at all levels but Joanne is unusual in that she brings a pretty unique blend of real world experience and genuine design flair with an ability to push the boundaries of design and never delivers the formulaic or the run of the mill solution. A truly enthusiastic personality bubbling with life, Joanne is the informed choice for anyone looking for the best design from an individual practitioner.”
Dr Bob Kaufmann
"You did not simply design a book. You understood the mood, the theme I wanted to create. You did not jump to conclusions. You searched, you plumbed, you simply and elegantly framed my writing in some mysterious way that was exactly what I wanted. At the same time, you did not push any idea on me – you did not attempt to take over, you built a super comfort zone that allowed us both the freedom to produce the work.
Your collaborative skills set you apart. You just get it! It is my fondest hope that we will be able to collaborate on another project soon."
"It is such a pleasure working with Joanne. She is tremendously creative, coming up with great design and production solutions which match my needs. I am always impressed with her quick reaction and speedy development of any graphic requests I send to her.
If you’re phoning, I would always prefer to have a chat on the landline, thanks.