Johnette Isham & Associates, Inc.

Designer, educator, facilitator, catalyst

Throughout her 30-year career in educational, government, and corporate settings, Johnette has harnessed creativity to advance learning and build organizations. Her approach is that of a designer-educator skilled in creative problem solving, opportunity creation, and partnership development. She excels in extending design concepts to effect positive change and turn ideas into reality. She has served in leadership positions at Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling School of Art and Design, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, The Urban Observatory, Polaroid Corporation, Corning Glass Works, and Malcolm Grear Designers. She brings a distinctive and integrated perspective to guiding innovation at the intersections of art, design, education, business, and organizational capacity. Johnette has her M.Ed. in Integrated Arts with a focus on curriculum and assessment from Lesley College and her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design.

Current Projects:

Johnette believes that all organizations can be affirmatively transformed through the creative design process. A current partner is The Wellness Community of Southwest Florida, part of an international organization that provides free services and programs to people with cancer and their caregivers. Her work entails a strategic repositioning of the organization through the integration of people, place, and programs to transform their healing environment into a global prototype.

Insights into Johnette:

With a designer’s perspective, Johnette strives to balance structure with flexibility in living, learning, and working. She explores the creative side of life by collecting fine art, quilts, art glass, and snow globes. Her Weimaraner, Chip, teen age son, Matthew, and soon to golf-his-age husband, Jeff, keep her grounded.

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Johnette Isham & Associates, Inc.
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