ABOUT ME

Hi! I'm Joannie, an Artist, Illustrator & Graphic Designer living in Ontario, Canada.

I make illustrations for children's books and I am now studding animation! I am known for my use of color, my fun characters, and my whimsical scenes! 


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If you would like to work with me or have a question, simply write me an email at joanniestudio@gmail.com or visit my contact page for more info.


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For a list of everything I’ve done, you can click here to go read my cv/resume


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But for now, my story …


I’m a full-time freelance illustrator running my own illustration business in Ontario, Canada. I love drawing characters, little sceneries, and woodland creatures! 


I was born in 1995 and was extremely lucky to grow up in a very creative family. My dad was doing woodworking, my mom was always doing a tone of deferents projects, from painting sceneries to staining my dad’s woodworks. 


I’ve always lived in a family that did it all. So from a very young age, I was pushed to be very creative and to exploit my imagination to the max. And I was doing so by drawing.


I’ve always loved drawing. I can not remember a time where I wasn't enjoying it. Growing up, it just never came to my mind that I could possibly make it my job. So in college, I studied Interior design, then I did a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, hoping I would get to draw more often, but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for. 


After university, I really missed drawing, so in 2018 I started an Instagram account to get back in the habit of drawing more regularly, and sharing it with the world seemed like a pretty cool thing to do! 


This is basically where it all started. I saw other artists making a living with their passion, building a community around art, and running their own illustration business, and I realized that this is what I wanted to do too! So I spent every free minute I had working towards that dream and I learned a lot on my little journey. At the beginning of 2019, I was now able to live from freelance work so I quit my job, moved to a new town, and became a full-time artist & illustrator running my own illustration business - and I have been ever since! 


I am now working full time in illustration and I have now illustrated over 10 books and I am proud of the work I have accomplished on this wonderful journey. 


psss!... I speak french too!