A life-long love of learning turned into an art business
Admittedly (and proudly) I’ve always been a bit of a nerd. I was the kid who couldn’t leave the house without a book, declared I had a favorite author in the 2nd grade, and by the 5th grade wrote in my journal that my 50-year-old librarian was my very best friend.
If learning was my first love, art was my second. Born into a family of creatives I was always making things. My mom’s motto in life was (still is), “Don’t buy that, we can make it.” From a young age, I collected paper samples and stationery products, and while most kids were doing literally anything else I was printing off fonts and seeing if I could replicate them by hand.
My business is a fusion of these two loves. Through illustration, I am celebrating a life-long obsession of learning.
I’m most happy creating illustrations that tell stories, celebrate history, and encourage people to stay curious about the world around them.
The Details Matter
Hand-Illustrated in Middle Tennessee & Made with Care
My attention to detail doesn’t just stop at the illustration. I've gone to great lengths to ensure each piece is made with high-quality, long-lasting materials. Each product is then hand-packaged with care so they are ready to last a lifetime.
- Paper Goods are printed in Tennessee on heavy matte cardstock
- Stickers are printed on weather-proof durable vinyl
- All products are printed in the U.S.A.
A Quick Quiz
Get To Know Joanna
Classic- “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck
Modern- “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
Historical Fiction– “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
Something you daydream about doing but won’t ever do
Homesteading, living a fully self-sufficient lifestyle
Something you daydream about doing and will definitely do
Own a camper and spend tons of time working & playing from the road.
Cooking, quilting, lap swimming
Words to live by
“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” John Steinbeck
Favorite Artists in Current Music
The Killers, Bahamas, Manchester Orchestra, The War on Drugs, Leon
Favorite Artists in Retro Music
Curtis Mayfield, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen
Favorite Era in Art/Design
The 1950s & 60s
Movies You Know By Heart
Pillow Talk, Oklahoma, Guys & Dolls, While You Were Sleeping
Things You Collect
Vintage Pyrex, 70s & 80s Soul/R&B Records
When I'm not drawing you can find me
Laughing with my two favorite people—Dan & Liesel
Curled up under a handmade quilt & reading a book
Joining a snuggle session with two flat-nosed pups
From the Desk(Top) of Joanna Dee
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