About A Girl: Meet Joanna

Joanna will grab your attention from the far end of a room without even trying. She’s a model-esque UK beauty with an effortlessly cool style, and a personality to match. She also works right here in our home office — as graphic artist on our color and print team.

Stepping onto the cobblestone street where Joanna lives was like stepping into a charming fairytale – and stepping into her Philadelphia home was like entering a dream. Natural wooden floors, a plant-covered yard, a winding staircase, and french doors that let sunlight pour inside. Quiet tunes rising from a record player in the corner, the loveliest scents coming from I don’t even know where… a tea kettle heating up on the stove. This was a dream alright.

Making tea

Joanna in kitchen

Single yellow rose

Joanna, window, backyard

Plants, kitchen counter

With a profound love for making beautiful things, in addition to creating artwork for Free People, Joanna also makes jewelry by hand, like these incredible necklaces — some of which are sold at local vintage shop Two Percent To Glory.

Joanna handmade jewelry

She also collects tiny objects — like these itty bitty owls — and has them placed strategically throughout her home.

Little owls

Kitchen tabletop

Free People Joanna artwork

You can find some of Joanna’s gorgeous artwork placed throughout her home, as well. I absolutely love the colors in this glass-covered piece below.

Artwork, tambourine

Putting up artwork

Plants and little dinosaurs

FP Joanna

Joanna Questions

Joanna mouth artwork

Philly brick home, bike

Joanna artwork

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10 years ago

Love her place and all of her art and jewelry :)

10 years ago

Wow, love how art is her entire life, in every aspect.


10 years ago

All the natural light!

10 years ago

Oh my what a gorgeous place! Where in Philly is that?

10 years ago


10 years ago

what a lovely woman!

10 years ago

Oh wow, she is way cool! Such a dreamy space! Love it.

xo, Juliette Laura

This post is just wonderful Thanks for the very valuable information.

10 years ago

Great post… This was a really awesome read.

Emily Kline
5 years ago

I love the blue grey color of the shutters and door. Can u tell me what color this is?

Judy Glover
4 years ago

I love the color blue on door and shutters. Could you tell me what color it is ? Thank you !