Dushan Drakalski

Hall of fame

Dushan Drakalski is one of the brightest shining stars of Balkan creativity. He is considered to be one of the most creative and most experienced communication specialists in the Balkans who managed to create award-winning and memorable campaigns in this extremely challenging region, accepting one of the most prestigious awards Titanium Lion at 60th Cannes Lions. Throughout his career he always strived for extremely high standards in his work and believes that passion must exist within every piece. Dushan’s work has been recognized at Cannes, Eurobest, New York Festival, Epica, Golden Drum, Moscow International Advertising Festival and many other regional award shows.

Dushan started his career in 1997 working for S Team Bates Saatchi & Saatchi. Afterwards he worked as a Regional Creative Director in New Moment New Ideas Company. His home is in equal measure his native Skopje as well as Belgrade, Sofia, Sarajevo, Zagreb, and Ljubljana. He practically lives on his motorbike, condensing distances and problems while polishing ideas and channelling inspiration. So it will not be a surprise when he comes to the 23rd Golden Drum on his precious steel steed.

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