Hello from Joan!


Hello! My name is spelled Joan, but you can call me Joann. I am the new Sales Associate at Rare Device. I graduated from San Francisco State University in 2013 with a BA in Studio Art, with an emphasis in printmaking and textiles. I use my own photographs in a lot of my work. My artwork captures the fragility of places, memories, and personal moments. I am especially interested in finding and exploring beauty in the ordinary.

Lately, I’ve been really into urban sketching. I love taking my lunch break in Alamo Square Park to admire the view and sketch when I have time. 

I very much enjoy working here at Rare Device. I am surrounded by awesome people and in a short amount of time, I’ve learned so much about an independent business, local artists, and most of all, unique and beautiful products. Here are some of my favorites:

Meanwhile in San Francisco - The City in its Own Words by Wendy MacNaughton

Graphite Shell by AS Batle

Anything letterpress! Like this San Francisco Letterpress Print by Archie’s Press


Images courtesy of Joan Karissa Gallego

Derek Macario