George Yanakiev

George Yanakiev (Gombeto)

Founder & Creative Director at Currant
Sofia, Bulgaria

About me

A multidisciplinary professional with more than ten years of experience in the advertising and digital media industries.

From 2010 to 2017, I was Head of Digital at NEXT-DC, where I worked on campaigns for global companies such as Heineken, Finlandia, Jack Daniel's, Puma, and Amstel. In 2016, my team and I became Agency of the Year at FARA Bulgaria.

With my creative studio Currant, launched in 2017, I worked on various projects for brands such as Tuborg, H&M, LG, Samsung, Philips, Volkswagen, Visa, and more.

Global media outlets which have covered my work include The Huffington Post, The Guardian, GQ, Adweek, Fast Company, Business Insider, CNET, The Verge, PSFK, DesignTAXI, and others.

  • English - Pro
  • Bulgarian - Native


Founder & Creative Director
April 2017 - Present (4 years 9 months)
Head of Digital
Sofia, Bulgaria
November 2010 - March 2017 (6 years 4 months)
Under the Line
2011 - 2015 (4 years)
Nite Versions
2010 - 2014 (4 years)



October 2007 - June 2011 (3 years 8 months)

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

PHNX 2021, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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