December 10, 2007


McGowan will serve as creative director of design, working primarily out of the San Francisco studio. She reunites with the Radium team, where she previously spent two years as a director/designer.

 An Ohio native, McGowan brings with her over 15 years of experience in motion graphics. She spent time at Cincinnati’s Lightborne, and has directed and designed projects for networks such as MTV, ESPN, Comedy Central, Fuel TV and clients Adidas, Compaq, and Discover Card. Her credits also include music videos for artists such as Sheryl Crow and The Heartless Bastards.

A founding member and creative director of WIG, the graphics arm of Western Graphics SF, McGowan directed live action projects for LA production company Picture Park and NYC’s Curious Pictures, where she created spots under the mentorship of directing collective Tomato.

Inferno artist Joana Cruz was raised in Brazil, France and the US.  She studied in NYC and parlayed her art, production and post background into learning Autodesk’s Flame. She moved to San Francisco for her first job as a Flame artist at Industrial Light & Magic's commercial division and over the past decade, has contributed to projects for Nike, HP, AT&T, Starbucks and BMW.