Originally from Poland, Joanna Czadowska moved to live in Montreal in her early teens. She learned French and studied French literature as well as Film animation at Concordia, nourishing vividly her passion for drawing. Her professional journey started as set and character designer for Teletoon’s animated series “Punch”. Followed a collaboration with Courte Echelle publisher, illustrating 13 covers and mini comics for “Rock&Rose” graphic novel series. Joanna also designed a 2 year poster campaign for the renowned Flyjin restaurant, creating stylish and intriguing characters, that became her signature. Furthermore, illustrating and animating became part of multimedia experiences; designing graphic environments for music shows, performing arts, architectural projections, immersive spaces and TV sets, leading Joanna to work with Moment Factory, Cirque du Soleil, several years with Normal studio and Gridspace. There were many engaging and challenging projects, among others; the architectural projection on the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, video direction for the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” cirque show, and the multimedia adaptation of “The Man with the Violin” for Joshua Bell’s concert at John F. Kennedy Center.
Joanna is also the creator of Fuse&Fly streetwear, a long-time passion project, merging fashion with illustration.