Jovanna is represented by Lindgren & Smith


My name is Jovanna (Jo-Vah-Nah).

I am a Brazilian-American art director based in New York City with a background in animation and design.

My current role is as an Art Director for the New York Times. where I manage the art direction strategy for a number of our owned and operated publications. 

Other roles include designer and staff animator for Daily Show with Trevor Noah, producing on-air graphics for broadcast. Before moving to New York I worked as a Character Animator and Designer for Dan Harmon's "Community", Adult Swim's "Jeff and Some Aliens" and various other projects. 

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  • The New York Times 
  • TOPIC Magazine
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Penguin Books
  • The Washington Post’s The Lilly
  • Condé Nast’s Lenny Letter
  • Hearst Magazine
  • Comedy Central
  • Adult Swim
  • NBCUniversal
  • Tokyo Broadcastin

  • Winner of Latin American Ilustración 8
  • Best Short at the Los Angeles Animation Festival
  • Swatch Artist Residency 6-month Fellowship
  • The MacDowell Colony Residency Fellowship
  • Semi-finalist - Adobe Student Awards
  • Official Selection - Animation Block Party (NY)
  • Official Selection - KLIK Amsterdam (UK)
  • Official Selection - 700IS Reindeerland (IS)