Johnny Kelly is a director and master of design, working across various 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. In 2012 his two-minute film for Chipotle won two Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
2012Chipotle "Back to the start" - Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity - Film Lions Grand Prix2012Chipotle "Back to the start" - Andy Awards - Grandy2012Chipotle "Back to the start" - Clio Awards - Film and Grand Clio2009Procrastination - Jerwood Moving Image Award2008Procrastination - Conran Foundation Award