Johnny Kelly, Ireland (2012)
Johnny is an Irish animator, director and human being who lives in Dublin. His work spans stop frame animation, CGI, illustration and lots between. Johnny's a graduate of the Royal...Read full biography
Shape is part of a project to get young people thinking about how the world is made around them, and where design fits in. This film and the accompanying website was commissioned by Pivot Dublin and Dublin City Council to promote wider acceptance and use of design as a tool for positive change. Visit the website for more information: http://www.makeshapechange.com/
Johnny is an Irish animator, director and human being who lives in Dublin. His work spans stop frame animation, CGI, illustration and lots between.
Johnny's a graduate of the Royal College of Art. His short films have been shown on the BBC, ARTE, PBS and been screened and awarded at film festivals around the world including Palm Springs, TED, Anima Mundi and the Edinburgh Film Festival.
The stop motion film he directed for Chipotle, Back to the Start, won the Film Grand Prix at the Cannes Advertising Festival. He’s been on award juries for D&AD, AICP and British Arrows, and he’s a proud member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Johnny is rubbish at DIY and likes the countryside.
Rochelle School, London
Dublin Castle, Dublin
Liminal – Irish design at the threshold features over 20 designers, companies and studios involved in collaborations across disciplines and presents them for the first time in Milan, New York, Dublin and Eindhoven.
Mundaneum of Mons, Mons
La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
Motion Factory, les ficelles du monde animé takes you on a trip around the world via some fifteen guest filmmakers belonging to a highly creative generation that combines tactile animation technology and traditional craft methods in perfect harmony with the infinite digital possibilities available today.
If you could keep only one memory, what would it be? Memory Palace was a walk-in story that brought to life a new work of fiction by the author Hari Kunzru. This narrative world was visualised through a series of commissions by 20 internationally acclaimed illustrators, graphic designers and typographers.
Jerwood Moving Image Award
Jerwood Space, London
Other Professional Activities
Latin America Design Awards
2019 – present
AICP Jury, NYC
2014 – present
D&AD New Blood Jury, London
2014 – present
Klik Animation Film Festival Jury, Amsterdam
2015 – present
Adobe Design Achievment Awards
2012 – 2019