Janez Rakušček, Chief Commercial Officer, Luna\TBWA 

Janez Rakušček joined the advertising world in 1989 as a student at the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. After graduation he started his career as a copywriter at agencies Magenta, Luna and Studio Marketing/JWT, where in 1995 he was promoted to Creative Director and later to the position of Director of Creative Department. He joined Luna\TBWA as a Creative Director in 2001 and currently holds the position of Executive Creative Director.  

In his career he received many international as – well as national advertising awards (Cannes Lions, Epica Winner, Golden Drum, Slovenian Advertising Festival, Effie). In 2011 he received the prestigious Advertising Personality Award which is awarded by Slovenian Advertising Chamber. 

Janez wrote two books about the theory of film: Tears and Rain (an essay on film director Ridley Scott) and (Meta) physics of film narration. In addition he is a visiting lecturer at different Faculties at the University of Ljubljana as-well as guest commentator of current communication issues for Slovenian media and a contributing author for a movie magazine Ekran. Janez is also the President of ADC*SLO, Slovenian Art Director’s Club, a member of the Board of ADC*E, European Art Director’s Club and a member of several national and international festival’s juries (Slovenian Advertising Festival, Golden Drum, South Korea ADSTARS Jury, Kiev International Advertising Festival, ADC*E, Ad Black Sea Batumi).