John Hayes


John studied Design Display before going on to complete the Advertising course at DIT. After graduating he worked as a graphic designer at RTE, designing and directed numerous award-winning TV idents and promos, as well as a number of music videos.

Since then John has become one of Ireland’s leading commercials directors, his work has a renowned ability to combine beautiful photography and seamless post-production. Many of his commercials have won international awards. He has worked across the globe for brands including Guinness, Heineken, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, O2, SKY and SEAT.

John has also made a number of award winning short films, which have shown at festivals around the world. Recently he has started directing for television and has worked on the TV series ‘Camelot’, ‘Vikings’ and ‘Doctor Who’.