People news from R/GA, Blink and more.
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
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.