Joanne is a painter, designer and photographer. Trained as a textile Designer at Manchester Metropolitan University she went on to design for the home furnishing Industry. Her love of creating perfect images came to the forefront, when she was appointed creative director of a Wall Art and Wallpaper companyin 2007. Interested in pictures that evoke memories and feelings of nostalgia, Joanne is fervent about “pulling” ideas from as many sources as possible. Using beautiful objects, places, architecture etcetera, she distills them into “cohesive mechanisms” for her art, while working for many national and international companies,
Joanne has a wealth of commercial knowledge, and set up Symposium Design with her partner Sidney Yates in 2011. Sidney is also a designer and Artist trained both at Manchester and Edinburgh universities. Symposium is a design Studio which works across a wide spectrum of design fields connected to the Home furnishing Industry, designing and creating products and images for the UK and international Markets.