JOANN COATES is the talent behind Joann Coates Creative Inc. Known for her elegant approach to design, Joann has developed a reputation for delivering smart, clean visual solutions for her clients, as well as personal and reliable service that they can count on.
Joann started her career at Harper’s BAZAAR, fulfilling a dream of working for a magazine. It was at BAZAAR that her fascination with typography and photography was cultivated and where she started to understand the emotional power of graphic design.
Her next opportunity was to work with Perry Ellis as the Art Director for his in-house advertising agency. Perry was a true visionary and one of the most authentic and original fashion designers of the time. His office was an inspiring and wildly creative place to be. Joann’s department was responsible for the advertising of all Perry Ellis collections, including 30+ licensed products, and the design of all printed material with the Perry Ellis name, including packaging, billboards and bus shelters.
Next, after a year spent exploring her creative interests at the International Center of Photography, Joann started her own business, Double Vision Design, with business partner Judy (Palacino) Rosch. The team was formed from their collaboration at Perry Ellis and went on to work with Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, (for whom they developed his logo and all collateral materials) and The Worth Collection, among many others. A few years later, Judy gave birth to her daughter Rainy and Joann gave birth to Joann Coates Creative which continues to do beautiful work for fashion clients as well as foundations, museums and individuals.
Joann is a graduate of Bucknell University where she received her B.A. in Art and also completed the General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography. She is a member of the New York Art Director’s Club. You’ll find Joann in Central Park with her dog Scout or working out with her triathlon team.