Creative Mentoring

One to One Creative Mentoring throughout 2020

I’m excited to be offering one-to-one mentoring for creatives in the field of illustration and aspiring artists in need of support in taking their first steps into the wonderful world of freelancing.

For over a decade I’ve worked with business consultants, life & creative coaches, and mentors. I owe my success to their input and supportive exploration.

Combined with being a full time illustrator, exhibiting artist, muralist, curator, author and art director for 12 years I have a diverse range of skills and knowledge that can support you now and help you plan where you need to go next – even if that’s enabling you to work out what that might be.


You have full permission to dream BIG 

I’m here to support the growth of your creative business, overcome your anxieties, and recognise time-consuming patterns that hold you back, in order to increase the time and focus you can spend doing the work you love. With the video call one-to-one sessions you can meet with me no matter where you are in the world too! Genius.

I’ll be developing specifically-tailored tools to help you with your day-to-day juggling and management, and increase your confidence in order to create the space for bigger picture planning and focusing on your dream goals.




Some of the areas where I can support you 


  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Freelancer first steps
  • Money confidence and pricing
  • Business development
  • Support with social media
  • Client management & confidence
  • Marketing and exposure
  • Creative block banishing exercises
  • Building ideas and inspiration
  • Getting work published
  • Time management and organisation
  • Project management

Of course one size does not fit all, so I’ll be sending you a quick questionnaire to fill out before our initial call so I can find out more about you and how we can work together. In between sessions I will offer you continued support and engagement, with any feedback on processes and exercises that will help you get you on the right path

I’ll be kicking off with a limited number of 1 hour sessions throughout December for an introductory price of £50+VAT 

Feel free to ask me questions via email or bag your spot now …… thorough the clicking the button below

1hr SPOT at £75+VAT



Whilst studying a 2 year HND applied community art and public art course in Middlesex University I supported course tutors in delivering hands-on mural, exhibition curation workshops which eventually led to my becoming Course Coordinator.

This role involved teaching adults at Level 4 practical art techniques as well as creative workshop delivery skills for an entire range of participants. This included working in schools, day care centre, refugee centres, hospitals and community care settings.

Whilst Course Coordinator, I designed lesson structures, assessed students and supported with individual feedback sessions with clear guidance to support their individual goals within the course.

I continued to spend 6 years teaching painting, drawing skills, textile and exhibition curation at Bromley By Bow Centre, London

I’ve presented my work and processes via talks at various universities in the UK, delivered a number of workshops in Europe and Asia, given keynote speaker sessions and Master Classes for Apple and the Saatchi Gallery. I now plan to deliver a day Masterclass at the V&A Museum in the New Year.



HND Foundation Art,  Design & Technology     

University of South Wales


Ba (Hons) 2:1 Visual Studies (Fine Art)

Portsmouth University, 


HND Public & Community Art 

Middlesex University


City & Guilds Teacher Training 7407

New City College, London



“Following the 1 hour session, I have received written feedback, a reading list and pointers and guidance on how to move forward from where I am now, to where I want to be. All of this backing up what was discussed during the 1 hour session.  Joanna’s feedback clearly shows her empathy as an artist and capacity as a human being to want to share what she’s learned with like minded souls. For me, the process has just begun, but I am already ‘feeling’ and ‘sensing’ the benefits. I cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone and everyone involved in creative pursuits. The Mentoring sessions provide a fantastic and rare opportunity” – Carolyn Hammond,  UK
“I really enjoyed the session. It was nice to hear someone who is an accomplished professional in the illustration industry speak so warmly and encouragingly about my work. I left inspired and hopeful” – Polina Bakh


“Jo has so many nuggets of wisdom and tips for organising and setting intentions. Her scope of expertise ranges widely, from light methods of focus and goal setting to more advance marketing approaches. With her understanding of the different places to promote and have worked used, she’s able to see easily what can fit where.  I want to thank Jo also for understanding the stresses and pressures one puts oneself under when trying to battle through the thicket of creative identity.  It really helps having someone you respect being there to reassure you are doing ok” – Clare Wallis, London


“Thank you! It was a really useful session, I got even more from it than I expected. It’s great to have a one-on-one chat because, although there’s plenty of advice out there for new creatives, it’s hard to know which bits to focus on so your guidance and tips were invaluable” – Charlie Best, UK
“Joanna’s mentorship offers emerging and established artists an opportunity to rekindle their passion for art and the art making process. Her insight and feedback helps students break through any artist block or barriers they may be experiencing that is preventing them from reaching their goals. My experience so far in the mentorship has been life changing and I feel a renewed sense of optimism and hope towards my future artistic endeavours” – Niki Watts
“Just wanted to thank you for hosting a killer, Today At Apple session. We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, style and connection to participants during the entire event. Our Creative team have taken insights from your inspiration, and will live on during normal sessions we host throughout our programming week” – Matt Dogson, Apple London







1hr SPOT at £75+VAT



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