Photo of illustrator and cartoon artist Joana Miranda and her little cartoon friend sitting on a park bench

Hi, I’m Joana!  I’m an illustrator and cartoon artist living in New York.   My work features clean lines, judicious use of color, and a mischievous yet gentle sense of humor.

In 2006, a short course in jewelry design at the Gemological Institute of America ignited my passion for design and illustration.  This led to my winning a handful of jewelry design awards.  More recently, my cartoon art has been published in national and international magazines.

I have created designs and illustrations for companies in the US, Japan and India, as well as commissions for private clients.  Currently, I am working on a 12-month periodical illustration project for a company in Tokyo.

In addition to my work as an illustrator, I am a professional musician.  When I’m not working, I enjoy long walks in Central Park, sampling pastries at quiet cafes and binge-watching BBC baking shows with my husband .  You can read more about me and my process on my blog.