I am represented
https://nomadfilms.cz/
https://www.up-up.cz/
http://revers.sk/
or you can reach me directly on stepan@zalesak.tv

I am 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.
'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


AWARDS
2018
finalist - ADC Film craft 
TVC Women for Women2012
ZLATA PECKA
VIRAL „real limousine“ - Renault
2012
Finalist CESKY LEV
POSTER „DUM“ - Fog'n'Desire Films
2011
Finalist 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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