Joan Encarnacion is a graphic designer born and raised in the Dominican Republic, and currently living in New York City. At IDEO.org, Joan has worked on building digital tools and services to help low income Americans improve their financial health and behavior change campaigns to improve uptake of healthcare services.
Joan also designs for Kiskeya Libre, a grassroots organization and collective that looks to unify the Dominican diaspora and Dominican artists in the island through art, education and community building. He is the creative director of La Galeria Magazine, since its launch in 2014. This online magazine builds ties amongst the Dominican Diaspora by providing a platform that allows the community to discuss, deconstruct the Dominican ideologies and experiences.
Joan is a graduate of The City College of New York, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts in electronic design and multimedia.