Hannes is the Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of JohnXHannes New York, named Top 10 World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019.
Hannes has helped the world's leading brands, athletes and celebrities tell authentic stories in culture for over 15 years. In recent years, he has been fortunate to collaborate with Nike, Google, Under Armour and Apple, the Tribeca Film Festival, Beats by Dre, the Golden State Warriors as well as cultural influencers Neymar Jr., Serena Williams, John Malkovich, Gisele Bündchen, Misty Copeland, Cara Delevingne and Michael K. Williams.
Hannes has won an Emmy and has been ranked number one Creative Director on the One Club’s rankings in the US.
Hailing from a tiny village in the Dolomites in Northern Italy, Hannes has previously worked as a Creative Director for Droga5, TBWA, DDB, R/GA and other agencies in the US, Europe and Australia.
Hannes’ work lives at the intersection of advertising and entertainment. JohnXHannes NY’s feature film Corazón premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Directed by John Hillcoat and featuring Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir and Blade Runner 2049 star Ana de Armas, it was awarded with the Cannes Lions Grand Prix 2018.
A Super Bowl commercial starring John Malkovich won the Emmy in 2017.
For the 2019 Super Bowl, JohnXHannes NY created the world's first expensable music video for Expensify, featuring 2 Chainz and Adam Scott.
Hannes’ work has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Wall Street Journal, as well as on CNN, ABC, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
His work has been honored by the United Nations and awarded with the highest industry accolades for both creativity and effectiveness, including two Cannes Grand Prix, multiple Webby Awards, Best of Show at The One Show, D&AD Pencils and multiple Gold Effies.