JoAnn is the founding program co-ordinator of the Illustration diploma program at Seneca. As faculty, she teaches drawing, painting, colour theory and art and illustration history. She has years of hands-on experience as a visual artist, animator and VFX artist. JoAnn is also a founding partner of ACME Digital Pictures, a successful animation and VFX production company in Toronto. JoAnn holds an AOCA diploma from OCAD, 3D Animation graduate certificate from Seneca, and an MA in Art History from York University. She is also currently working on her PhD at York University studying the intersection of art and disability.