JOAN SIMPSON was the Head of Digital for a British publisher that produces books in a variety of subject areas including those in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, British Museum, Museum of London and the National Trust to name a few. Joan recently decided that it was time for a new challenge and is hoping to fuse her passion for design and professional experience.
Prior to her current roles, Joan worked on various projects as a UI/UX Designer, was the Head of the Library, Archive, Information and Knowledge Management at the Royal Society of Arts in London, England, the Interim Museum Director & Heritage Manager at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth, England and was also based in Los Angeles, California as a Manager of Information & Library Services for 80 employees dispersed throughout Fortune 500 library and information centers throughout the United States. Joan has also worked in assortment of roles within museums throughout her career from opening up a new museum store and managing it to museum membership to being a registrar for all museum classes for adults and children.
She holds a Masters in Library & Information Science and a BFA in Art History. In between acquiring these two degrees, Joan had the opportunity to teach English as a Second Language in Mažeikiai, Lithuania for a year after backpacking around 15 countries in Europe for several months.
Joan also volunteers her time as a Board Member for the Gia Allemand Foundation for PMDD. She is passionate about women's reproductive, hormonal & mental health, as well as enhancing PMDD awareness to those who suffer from this rare and often life-threatening disorder.
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