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R/GA has appointed John McKelvey and Hannes Ciatti, joining from Whybin/TBWA/Group Australia, as creative directors.They will work across the Nike and Google accounts and report to Nick Law, EVP, global chief creative officer. Between them, their work won Whybin/TBWA/Group Australia over 70creative and effectiveness awards. Prior to joining TBWA, McKelvey was the digital creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia. He was also the co-founder of creative agency Southpaw. Ciatti has worked for agencies including DDB, The Monkeys and M&C Saatchi delivering integrated campaigns for VW, Sony PlayStation, Apple and Absolut. His recent work for the Pedigree Adoption Drive won awards at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Caples, Spikes, Adfest, New York Festival, AWARD and Digital Campaign of the Year.
Blink has signed artist and director Andrew Huang to its roster. His latest commission for Bjork's Mutual Core premiered this week at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). Previously be directed short film Solipsist, which earned a place in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase and led to his listing in Creativity's Directors to Watch list in 2008. His work has also been showcased at the Hammer Museum, MOCA Taipei, ZKM Media Museum, ASVOFF at the Centre Pompidou, as well as various publications.
Superlounge has signed comedy director Joe Schaak for commercial representation.His work includes last year's Super Bowl spot for Century 21 as well as more than 200 commercials for brands such as McDonald's, Barq's Rootbeer, ESPN, Northwest Airlines, Nyquil, Verizon, and Kellogg's. He has won awards including Clios, Addys and Effies and his work resides in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
MPC Motion Design Studio has hired John Sunter, a creative who specalises in dynamic motion graphics, animation and directing. Sunter joins MPC from Sky Creative and has worked in broadcast design and studio animation; his work includes: concepting and creating channel identities, channel promos and film titles, through to motion graphics for commercials. Recent work includes creating and directing the new SkyBond Channel ident produced with MPC Creative.