Jakub Kolarik


Creative Leader Havas, Czech Republic


Firstly, I would like to say what a great honor it is for me to be in the company of so many talented people from all over the world, and to be a part of such a great festival.

I started my career in advertising in Havas Prague after graduating from my studies in graphic design and have worked for several advertising agencies. During the past 11 years, I worked for clients such as Société Générale, O2, T-Mobile, Unicef, Peugeot, Citroën, Amnesty International, and many others.

I mostly enjoy the creative process at the very beginning when something comes from nothing, when the body is flooded with endorphins when an idea clicks. With this job, I love passionate debates about ideas, in defending as well as killing them when necessary.

During my career, I have won over 40 international and local awards including the Epica Award, New York Festival, European Design Awards, Golden Drum, Cannes Lions shortlist, Lovie Awards, ADC, and my work was also published in the Lürzer's Archive magazine.

After working in advertising all day, I’m always happy to leave the city for my home deep in the forest to see my beautiful wife and amazing little daughter.