PRODUCTION DESIGNER || ART DIRECTOR || INTERIOR DESIGNER
Joana studied filmmaking with a minor in art direction at the Pontifical Catholic University in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After 2 years, she moved her studies to New York, attending the New York Film Academy. After graduation, and with a background on photography, she started pursuing a career in the art department working as a production designer, art director and other art department positions in several different projects with names like Martin Scorsese, Google, Disney and Budweiser in her portfolio.
Joana has won two awards for Best Production Design from "Nós (Us)" by the American Movie Awards, and by the International Independent Film Festival. She also had the honor of her work being nominated and selected into several different festivals around the world like SXSW, the London Independent Film Awards and the New York Short Film Festival.
Her work has been displayed in one of the oldest Brazilian newspaper, Jornal do Brasil.