Johnny Kelly

Crafting and hand-painting one hundred pigs that went on to win two Cannes Grand Prix. Orchestrating a team of over one hundred collaborators, from jelly makers to coders to illustrate creative freedom. Tackling the universal trait of procrastination…

Director and master of design Johnny works across disciplines including stop frame and 2D animation, graphic design and illustration.

Johnny worked at two of Ireland’s leading graphic design studios before completing an MA in Animation at The Royal College of Art in London where he was awarded the Conran Foundation Award by the Provost, Sir Terence Conran. His graduation short film, Procrastination, has been screened at over one hundred and seventy film festivals around the world.

Through his commercial practice and as a director at Nexus, he has worked with clients such as Adobe, BMW, the International Olympic Committee and Vitra, in addition to multiple cross-platform projects with Google. His two-minute film for Chipotle won two Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.