Collaborations range in duration from a couple weeks to year long engagements  
Some projects are discreet to clients




Using human-centred methods for field work
Including observation, interviews adapted to cultural context



analysis & syntheses of field research data
distilling into useful user stories and data sets 



designing interactions & experiences to communicate to specific audiences


Qualities METHOD

For businesses seeking to amplify sustainability impact
Partnerships with accelerator programs - get in touch here



Co-creation & stakeholder interaction
Design thinking workshops for non-designers




what people say

I co-facilitated a workshop “think like a start-up” with Joana four our cross-sectional leadership academy LEAD Academy in Berlin. Her expertise, presence, openness and honest curiosity towards the participants was amazing. Even though participants came from very different backgrounds, Joana found a vivid language that spoke to everyone. Her knowledge, experience and presence allowed her to adjust to every situation easily. Also, preparing the workshop and defining our roles was light and fun - which is even more special considering the fact she spontaneously jumped in within a single day. I highly recommend working with her!
Ben Sahlmuller, Project Manager Leadership Research LEAD Academy gGmbH
I had the privilege to experience Joana's work at the first Edacy Design Bootcamp in Dakar, Senegal where she trained our graduate students and partner companies in Communication Design. I was particularly impressed by the patience, method, intelligence, and adaptability she employed to transform design into design thinkers in the space of a few days. Her impact on the program contributed in large part to the success we had. Thank you again Joana. 
Temitope Ola, Founder Edacy Inc. Senegal


IDEO U - Assistant Teacher - 2017
Edacy - Bootcamp in design thinking - 2017
Hyper Island - Supervisor Masters Digital Media Management - 2016
Green School Bali Indonesia - Service Design Methods - 2016

Academic engagements

Visiting lecturer at California College of Arts - 2015
Visiting lecturer Pasadena Arts Center - 2015
Visiting lecturer Ansal University India - 2015
Speaker National Institute of Design Bangalore - 2014


Civic Innovation Fellowship Manila, Philippines - 2017
WhatIF Innovation Programme Switzerland - 2017
Edacy, Senegal - 2017
Wedu, SE Asia, 2016