Josie graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa. and was hired by Westinghouse as an illustrator. Throughout the years her varied experience has included retail and creative advertising, all of which used her artistic skills. In her spare time, she taught art at the Columbus College of Art and Design and Bradford School in Columbus, Ohio
With some fellow art associates, Josie helped form a company, Adsociates to provide advertising for nationwide companies i.e. from Ross Laboratories to AT&T in Ohio.
Josie now freelances Illustration and fine art in oil, pastel, watercolor and charcoal.