NEW YORK - Visual communications studio Pure (www.pureny.com) has added Johanna Marciano and John Payne to its creative staff. Marciano joins the studio as a senior designer, while Payne comes to the studio as senior technical director/animator.
Born and raised in Paris, Marciano's career began when Pittard Sullivan recruited her directly out of Parson's School of Design. After three years as a staff designer, she opted to broaden her experience and for the next six years, worked as a freelance art director/designer for a number of companies in New York City.
Payne joins Pure's visual effects department after two years at Blue Sky Studios where he worked as a lighting technical director on the 3D CG feature "Robots." Payne's credits also include national spots for AT&T, Ford, Lowe's, Lugz and Starbucks, and broadcast projects for Fox Kids, HBO, Disney Channel and ABC.