More about Jo Ann

Jo Ann shares her keen marketing sensibility and love of the illustration industry with artists worldwide. She’s an independent Illustration Consultant, works with Serbin Communications’ Directory of Illustration and was Founder, President and Co-Chair of ICON - The First Illustration Conference. During her 19 years in the illustration industry Jo Ann also consulted with artists for American Showcase and theispot.com.

She has been a guest speaker for the Society of Illustrators, AIGA, Colorado Alliance of Illustrators, SCBWI, ICON, Art Center College of Design and Academy of Art. She’s been published in numerous industry publications including the Society of Illustrators and the Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market.

Jo Ann has a degree in Consumer Business and Marketing from the State University College at Buffalo and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She began her career in the arts, was awarded the title Miss Dance of America and Miss New York State, Miss America. She’s been a TV commercial spokesperson and worked for The White House. She worked with Stan Lee at Marvel Comics to emphasize the use of entertainment resources in children’s education and ran a successful public relations business on prestigious Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA.


Jo Ann loves working with illustrators, watching her 'rock star' husband perform in concert and hanging out with their 5 dogs.