HOW I THINK
I’m a girl from Brooklyn, i say what i think! quickly. enthusiastically. emphatically.
To develop a uniquely smart vision that’ll prompt “wow, that’s cool!”
A RISD/Parsons/Royal College of Art/Art Students League/ICP ever eternal student. i began as a 7th ave fashion illustrator before becoming one of the kidnapped art directors at bbdo ny, growing into svp creative director ideating,supervising, globetrotting for many a client: bank of america, campbell’s, ge, oral b, tampax, fedex, gillette, dupont, dunhill, exxon, p&g, american cancer society, american heart association, bayer, merck, gsk, just to name a few.
As a freelance creative guru, i’ve worked at agencies both large & small, on pharmaceuticals, travel, finance, skincare/beauty, state lottery, home design.
Have also been commissioned as a large scale event & private portrait photographer, as well as cover author/photographer for a community based magazine publisher.
Many. have also judged emmy’s, ipa, clio, one show, & art directors club.
MY REAL REWARD
Working with the brightest, most interesting people on earth: ad greats, hot celebs, distinguished artists, marketing movers & shakers, techo geniuses, intellectual exchangers.
THE 360 WRAP-UP
art director. photographer. smartphoner. laptopper. painter. designer. creative director. brainstormer. writer. texter. researcher. consumer. linkediner. pinterester. focus grouper. singer. vimeoer. curly header. animal lover. multi-tasker.
THE BOTTOM LINE
I love what i do. always have, always will!
Bank of America
Campbell Soup Co.
Digital and Print
Jo Ann Tansman is an Art and Creative Director and Photographer. She has been the recipient of many industry awards, including Grand Prize in a National Geographic Travel Ad Industry photo contest.