During the course of her career, Joan has taught the art of visual conceptualization as applied to photography and design to over 2000 students, drawing on her extensive experience combining visual communications and marketing for business and industry. She has 20+ years teaching and educational management in the visual arts. Joan has critiqued hundreds of photographic portfolios and has a proven ability to inspire others—her best talents are creative ideation and concept development.
Joan’s career in visual arts began at University of Wisconsin, Madison with a B.S. in Art, followed by a graduate assistantship in the Graphics Studio at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she received a Masters Degree in Instructional Systems Technology.
Her professional titles have included:
Director of Design and Imaging Arts, Director of Advertising and Instructor, Hallmark Institute of Photography, Turners Falls, Massachusetts
Media Specialist/Designer, Institute for Urban Transportation, Bloomington, Indiana
Art Director, International Human Resources Development Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts
Art Director, TR Productions, Boston, Massachusetts
Partner/Art Director, Mitchell Anthony Associates, Partner/Creative Director, Manning/Terry Communications Design, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
Creative Director, Joan Terry Design, Atlanta, Georgia
Joan has worked creatively in print, video, multi-image and digital design. Some of her client work includes: Synchrony Financial, Honeywell, Sippican Ocean Systems, Veryfine, ClearLight, Chubb Life Insurance, Milton Bradley, the Boston Globe, Digital Equipment Corporation, Wang, and the World Health Organization. She maintains her own communications design firm and has won awards for excellence in advertising and design.