I AM AN INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR BASED IN PRAGUE. WITH OVER 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ADVERTISING, I DIRECT COMMERCIALS FOR HIGH PROFILE CLIENTS INCLUDING CAR MANUFACTURERS, NETWORK CARRIERS, CHEMIST CHAINS, ETC. I LOVE MY JOB – IT ALLOWS ME TO USE MY TALENT COMPREHENSIVELY: TAKE A PROJECT FROM THE INITIAL IDEA, THROUGH ITS DEVELOPMENT, ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL STAGES, AND TOWARDS AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION. I HAVE RECEIVED MANY AWARDS FOR MY WORK.
I COME FROM AN ARTISTIC FAMILY. MY GRANDFATHER WAS A SCULPTOR, MY PARENTS ARE PAINTERS AND MY SISTER IS A VIOLINIST IN A PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. I STUDIED AT THE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE AND AT NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY IN THE UK, WHERE I WON A SCOLARSHIP. ALREADY DURING MY STUDIES I WAS FASCINATED BY NEW TECHNOLOGIES, AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY. SHORTLY, I COMMENCED A CAREER FOR AN ADVERTISING AGENCY. I HAVE HELD MANY SENIOR POSITIONS SINCE THEN INCLUDING ART DIRECTOR, SENIOR COPYWRITER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR TOP ADVERTISING AGENCIES. I HAVE BEEN FREELANCING AS A DIRECTOR SINCE 2012.

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO COOPERATION
STEPAN@ZALESAK.TV / +420776696947

'You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone"


 WORK EXPERIENCE

1999 – 2004
DDB Prague
Associated Creative Director

2004 – 2008
EURO RSCG Prague
Senior Copywriter


2008 – 2009
Young & Rubicam
Senior Copywriter


Feb 2009 – Jan 2012
PUBLICIS
Creative Director


LANGUAGES
English (Fluent)



AWARDS
2012
Zlata Pecka
VIRAL „real limousine“ - Renault

2012
Finalis Český Lev
POSTER „DUM“ - Fog'n'Desire Films

2011
Finalis PIAF
VIRAL CAMPAIGN „real limousine“ - Renault Fluence

2010
Finalist - LOUSKACEK
PRINT series „dam“; „letiště“ - HeidelbergCement Group

2009
Finalist - LOUSKACEK
ON-LINE „lorem ipsum" – Publicis recruitment

2007
Finalist - CANNES LIONS
“You shouldn't be here” - Listerine

2006
Grand Prix - GOLDEN HAMMER
You shouldn't be here” - Listerine

2005
Zlata Pecka
PRINT series „pregnant island“; „pregnant moon“

2005
Euro Rscg Regional Award
PRINT „christmas chain“ - Peugeot

2006
Gold - GOLDEN DRUM
“You shouldn't be here” - Listerine

2006
Silver - EPICA
You shouldn't be here” - Listerine

2006
Finalist - GOLDEN HAMMER
PRINT „fireplace“ - Marriage counseling service

2005
Silver - LOUSKACEK
AMBIENT - SushiGoHome

2003
Silver - LOUSKACEK
RADIO „V tu ránu jsi v Touranu“ - Volkswagen

2005
Silver - LOUSKACEK
RADIO „Kde jsi“ - Volkswagen

2004
Zlata Pecka
TVC „zebras“ - Blue Tone

2003
Finalist - LOUSKACEK
OOH series for „I'm sexy” - T Mobile

2003
Bronze - LOUSKACEK
PRINTS series „squash up“ - T Mobile

2003
Gold - Newspaper Federation Prize
print „inflatable orange“ - ING

2002
GRAND PRIX MONTREUX
TVC „SAUNA“ - Volkswagen

2002
Bronze - LOUSKACEK
RADIO „one-two-three“ - ING orange account

2002
Gold Effie
TVC "SAUNA" Volkswagen

2001
Gold - YOUNG LIONS
Milk skin“ - social print

2000
Gold Golden Drum
TVC „SAUNA“ - Volkswagen

2001
THE TOP 100 Commercials Worldwide
TVC „SAUNA“ - Volkswagen

2000
Bronze YOUNG LIONS
"mercedes versus pickaxe“ social print

2000
Finalist - DDB Worldwide Pinnacle Awards
„Should I stay“ - DDB recruitment campaign

2000
Gold - LOUSKACEK
„Should I stay“ - DDB recruitment campaign


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