John Koltai joins Nice Shoes as creative director
February 14, 2022

John Koltai joins Nice Shoes as creative director

NEW YORK CITY — Nice Shoes ( has hired John Koltai as creative director, with a focus on innovative motion graphic design for film, television, advertising and other media. Koltai is a multidisciplinary creative director, designer and animator with experience spanning virtually all forms of visual media. He is also a specialist in future user interfaces and other future tech graphics for film, with credits that include Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spies in Disguise,  Thor: Ragnarok and Iron Man 2 & 3. Additionally, his design work has been featured in ads, branded content and broadcast media for IBM, Ford, CBS, NBC, The Daily Show and The Economist. Koltai’s most recent project involved designing FUI graphics for the new HBO Max series Peacemaker.

“John is an incredibly gifted artist, innovator and storyteller, whose work is familiar to movie and television fans around the world,” says Nice Shoes’ executive creative, global, Harv Glazer. “He has a wonderful ability to imagine future worlds and to present them with uncanny realism and artistic flair. He’s also an artist of extraordinary range who can enrich and expand all types of projects. We are excited to welcome him to our team.”

Koltai describes himself as a longtime fan of Nice Shoes and says he is eager to move into a position offering limitless opportunities. 

“Throughout my career, as a creative director, designer and animator, I’ve focused on producing great work — work that I can be proud of,” he says. “I’m thrilled to join a company that shares that commitment.”

Koltai’s background includes staff and freelance positions with design studios in New York and Los Angeles, including The Mill, Method Studios, MPC, Smoke & Mirrors, ESI, Loyal Kaspar, Leroy and Clarkson, Imaginary Forces, Perception, Cantina Creative, Mixtape Club and Blue Sky Studios. His work has been featured in Motionographer, Stash, Gizmodo, Promax/BDA, Pushing Pixels, Communication Arts and Create Magazine.