Joanna completed a graduate design apprenticeship with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She received the 'Best Set Designer' award at the 2011 Whatsonstage Awards for her site specific design of The Railway Children at the abandoned Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station, London.
As well as the theatrical stage, her work has specialised in promenade and site responsive design, spaces from the epic to the intimate. Recent designs include The Young Pretender (Nabokov, Edinburgh Festival) All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (Tangled feet, Greenwich & Docklands International Festival) Blowing (Fanshen, UK Tour) The Caravan (The Royal Court Theatre), Counted? & The Roundhouse History, (The Roundhouse, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Latitude Festival) Economy (BAC) and Platform, at The Old Vic Tunnels, space under Waterloo. Her other design work includes Inches Apart; Old Vic New Voices Award at Theatre 503, Cardboard Dad; Sherman Cymru, Wagstaffe; Mercury Theatre, Paradise; Sheffield Crucible Theatres, The Spidermen; National Theatre, Cottesloe.
Joanna is committed to producing exciting new design for performance.