Maintaining her southern twang, Joy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Tennessee. After several years in print, identity, illustration and interactive media, obtained an Master of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute to further enhance her dimensional and tactile design skills. Always interested in a wide variety of disciplines and life experiences, her clients are as varied as the range of multimedia projects.

In addition to ongoing freelance work, focus is directed to her passion and love of providing comfort to the canid population in New York City by fostering and transitioning dogs in need while also designing spatial and mobile solutions for an improved canine lifestyle.