A Freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer and Consultant, Joan graduated high school with a scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute. After her introduction to Sarasota with a successful art presentation at The American Bank of Sarasota, she launched Fielding Design Studio, a public relations marketing firm.
Joan is especially proud and credited for creating the concept design and marketing campaign, providing all original graphics and copy, for Breast Health Sarasota, Inc., sponsored by Sarasota Ford, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and The Sarasota Herald Tribune. Recognized nationally, BHS was absorbed by The Susan G. Komen Breast Health Organization.
Joan also served as Art Director for Sarasota Sailor Circus through the celebration of its’ 50th Anniversary. Joan also produces yearly manuals for Sarasota County and many entertainment industry clients. She is an accomplished illustrator of children’s books (FROGDOGGY, BIG BAD RED, LOGAN, WISSY-WIG, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY) and has recently published her first novel for adult audiences, “LIVE LARGE FALL HARD.”