Joan Yoda has been a calligrapher since 1980 specializing in script lettering. She has taught calligraphy courses through adult education school and in-service workshops. In addition to hand calligraphy, Joan also provides computer generated lettering and creating personalized stationery items using InScribe, Personalized Expressions, and MountainCow software.  She also sells invitations online through companies such as Carslosn Craft, Birchcraft, and Mc Phearsons.  In addtion, Joan creates InScribe Paparte' personalized products.

Joan was a teacher at The Ocean Township Intermediate School where she taught 6th grade for 25 years and computer applications for seven years.  She retired from teaching June 2011, and now is devoting more time to her business.

Joan resides in Wall Township, New Jersey with her husband, Wayne, and son , Christopher.