DESIGNER + PROJECT MANAGER
Joan landed in the lighting industry by accident but through the years, has learned to love and embrace this dynamic and ever changing industry. Being a Computer Engineering graduate, Jo believes her happy accident into lighting design has opened unlimited possibilities for creativity, learning, design techniques and project management.
Starting her career in quality assurance, moving into a technical role as an AutoCAD draftsman at DPA Lighting Consultants, Jo’s attention to detail and analytical skills have moulded her problem solving abilities, as well as technical know-how. Joining CD+M in 2014 she became an integral part of Courtney’s Hopitality Lighting Design team for 5 years she spent with the firm. Joan played a key role in helping to elevate the design and production stanardards across the company and set the bar for excellence amongst her collegues in the firm.
Joan’s role at Studio Mark has now been taken to the next level where she has learned to visualize concepts through rendering in Photoshop, 3D Max, modeling in Sketch-up and has become a Dialux master.
An avid foodie and cook, Joan’s passion for art and animals and food provide her the daily inspiration to spark creativity at work.