Joanne has spent most of her 30 year career developing products for the gift, stationery, craft and faith-based industries. A popular seminar presenter, she shares her product development, trend forecasting and art licensing expertise at numerous trade shows, and coaches other artists to help them license their work.
A best-selling author with more than a million books in print, Joanne’s latest series, Create, Color, Pattern, Play! are coloring books with a twist— she designs them so others can use them as a springboard for their own creative efforts. The Zenspirations books, including Zenspirations Letters & Patterning, and Zenspirations Dangle Designs, which paved the way for the coloring book series, have been translated into five different languages. She has also authored three editions of the Speedball Textbook for Pen & Brush Lettering.