Bio / Joey Hannaford holds a BFA in Graphic Design and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Georgia where she concentrated on letterpress printing, handlettering, calligraphy and book arts. Clients include Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Disney, Emory University, and Georgia Tech. Commissions include original works of art for four Presidential Libraries and an American Institute of Architects commission for HRH The Prince of Wales. Awards include CASE Special Merit Awards of Excellence, UCDA Awards of Excellence, and inclusion in numerous publications such as Uppercase Magazine, Parenthesis, Ladies of Letterpress, Type Rules!, Typeface and HOW Magazine.

Joey has recently has taught letterpress and/or lettering workshops at South Ural State, Chelyabinsk, Russia, Serebro Nabora Type Conference, Moscow, Russia, The National Print Museum, Dublin, Ireland, University of Nicosia, Cyprus and in Pune, India. Recent exhibitions include Scuola Internationale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and The National Print Museum, Dublin, Ireland. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art in Graphic Design at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. Joey's students have won design awards such as Graphis International New Talent, Adobe Student Design Achievement Awards, and HOW Magazine Self-Promotion.

Current: TAiR Artist-in-Residence, Estonian Paper and Print Museum, Tartu, Estonia, for the month of December. Showing of work (see blog entries on this site) on December 27, 2017, Tartu, Estonia.

Upcoming: Artist-in-Residence, Tyrone-Guthrie Center, County Monaghan, Ireland, month of April 2018.

Instructor: Graphic Design course + BookArts/Papermaking course with the UGA Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy, Summer 2016.

Instructor: Experimental Letterpress Workshop, The National Print Museum, Dublin, Ireland, December 2015.

Instructor: Calligraphy/Handlettering workshop, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, September 2015.

Artist-in-Residence at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy, May 2015.

Other:  Papermaking and Book Arts during Summer Semester 2014 with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, her seventh time to do so. She has also been a resident artist at the Franz Masereel Centrum in Belgium [2009], the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin [2010, 2012], The Hambidge Center For Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia [2011, 2013, 2014.]