Australian expat John McKelvey wins a Creative Arts Emmy Award

McKelvey is the co-founder and executive creative director of JohnXHannes New York

Creative collective JohnXHannes New York’s Super Bowl commercial for Squarespace starring John Malkovich won the 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards this past week.

Australian expat John McKelvey, co-founder and executive creative director of JohnXHannes New York, along with creative partner Hannes Ciatti, co-founder and executive creative director, won the Emmy in Los Angeles. The pair met while working in Sydney, Australia and achieved global recognition since working together in New York.

The Super Bowl film was one of their agency’s first projects for Squarespace.

The Super Bowl commercial was part of Squarespace’s “Make Your Next Move” campaign, a multi-spot TV and digital series about the Oscar nominee’s transition to fashion designer. The actor, who began his career as a costume designer, launched his first menswear line at JohnMalkovich.com in January of this year.

Photo: JohnXHannes New York and Smuggler for “Calling JohnMalkovich.com” accept their award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys this week at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. [L-R] Kirstine Ling, executive producer JohnXHannes; Brian Carmody, executive producer and co-owner Smuggler; Allison Kunzman, executive producer Smuggler; and John McKelvey, co-founder and executive creative director JohnXHannes.

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