Johanna Harlow

It's nice to meet you! I'm a journalist at Punch Magazine, a profile-driven publication covering food, arts, entertainment and culture stories around the SF Peninsula. There's nothing I enjoy more than pulling back the curtain and peeking into the lives of cinematographers and photographers, architects and actors, lyricists and muralists. I love the challenge of crafting narratives in a way that will pull in readers and tug them along on a journey. My favorite niche topics are subcultures, filmmaking, travel, creative minds, and anything with a quirky twist.

Before my current position, I used to host The Local Creative (an online show where I chat with artists and makers) as well as take on occasional commercial screenwriting gigs. I also spent six years as a freelance journalist, contributing to Content Magazine, Eater, SASS Magazine, Silicon Valley Business Journal,, Grace Belle, Yayworld, The Six Fifty, Lookout Santa Cruz, and the Mountain View Voice... Don't forget to click through the other tabs to view more of my work! 

Note: Johanna Harlow is my professional pen name. Occasionally, when a publication requests it, I write under my given name which is Johanna Hickle. (My older articles are also published under this name.)