Jovanna is represented by Lindgren & Smith

My name is Jovanna (Jo-Vah-Nah). I am an illustrator, animator, and Art Director based in New York City with a background in animation and design. My current role is as an Editorial Art Director for where I use creative strategy to bring clarity and definition to the visual presentation of individual pieces, special projects, as well as entire publications. The goal of my work is to elevate the stories from our in-house team of journalists.

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. 

Originally from the best coast, I began my career as the staff animator for Dan Harmon’s “Community” on NBC, Adult Swim’s “Jeff and Some Aliens”, etc.

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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 Broadcasting

  • 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)