Born in Manchester, England, Joe McGarry works in tandem with twin brother Luke from their studio in Downtown Los Angeles. Their indie duo, Pop Noir, has headlined shows in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, London, Manchester, Paris and China, and shared the stage with the likes of The Wombats, Doves, Robyn and Sebastien Tellier. Their design, animation and illustration outfit, Fantastic Heat Brothers, has a client list that includes IFC, Visa, Wells Fargo, the California State Lottery and Vans. They have created animated videos for a number of major label bands, and are the go-to design outfit for a number of West Coast music and comedy festivals and promoters. Whilst Luke is the character designer and animator on their animated projects, Joe handles all the post-production, lip synching, modeling, FX and soundtracks. Joe also specializes in web design and programming, working with a number of high-end clients. Luke and Joe are the youngest-ever recipients of the prestigious NCS Silver T-Square.
Joe designed and programmed the NCSFest website and oversees all social media.