Bartek Klimaszewski

Bartek Klimaszewski

creative director at McCANN Worldgroup
Warsaw, Poland

About me

Bartek Klimaszewski always wanted to be a car journalist. He ended up as a copywriter. His advertising career started in 2004. At the age of 26 he arrived at DDB Warsaw for his internship. Fired from his first real job at LOWE after a month. For the next decade he worked for Ogilvy, Y&R and again Ogilvy. At the beginning of 2014 he moved to K2, Poland’s largest independent digital agency. Bartek says: “It was like being an intern again. But far better paid.”

Four years ago, Bartek joined McCann Worldgroup as a Creative Director.

He judged several festivals including KTR Polish Ad Club, PAPAYA Young Directors, Ad Black Sea and Golden Drum.

Bartek worked for clients such as Mastercard, Coca Cola, Opel, KFC, WWF, MetLife, LOT Polish Airlines, Santander, Orange and many more. During his career he won over 100 local and international honors and awards including KTR Polish Ad Club, Golden Drum, Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, Effie, Eurobest, MIXX Awards.


creative director
Warszawa, Poland
September 2016 - Present (4 years 5 months)
Creative Director and board member, leading the team of 20+ creatives.Top clients included Mastercard, Opel, WFF, Starbucks, KFC, Coca Cola and Pernod Richard.
deputy creative director
Warszawa, Poland
September 2014 - September 2016 (2 years)
- Decathlon
- Heineken
- New Business

Creative direction:
- Volkswagen
- Nationale-Nederlanden

Creative management:
- 4 copywriters
- 3 art directors
- creative interms

Creative strategy:
- strategic planning with other departments (Motion, Media, Strategy, Client Service, Traffic, IT)
- caring for internal and external agency's communication strategy
senior copywriter
Warsaw, Poland
June 2010 - March 2014 (3 years 9 months)
Warsaw, Poland
July 2007 - June 2010 (2 years 11 months)
New business, Danone, Alfa Romeo, Citi Bank, Xerox, Polkomtel and many more
Warsaw, Poland
2006 - 2007 (1 year)
Unilever, Johnson&Johnson, Nestle, Suzuki, Coca Cola
junior copywriter
February 2005 - October 2006 (1 year 8 months)
Kraft, Ford, Castrol, Coca Cola, Pilsner Urquell, Canal+, DHL
junior copywriter
Warsaw, Poland
September 2004 - November 2004 (2 months)
Getting fired after a month
intermship copywriter
Warsaw, Poland
May 2004 - September 2004 (4 months)
Learning stuff
freelance journalist
Car Magazines
June 2000 - June 2003 (3 years)
Freelance motoring journalist for titles like Auto Swiat, CKM, Auto Sukces etc.



1998 - 2007 (9 years)

1994 - 1997 (3 years)

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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