BUDAPEST, HUNGARY // Istvan started his career at Ammirati Puris Lintas as an Art Director. Later worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB and he was Executive Creative Director at JWT. After this, he set up the independent ad agency White Rabbit Budapest with his partners where he has been working for more than ten years.
His creative work won him numerous domestic and international awards like D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, LIA, ADC, Immortal Awards, New York Festivals, Webby Awards, Epica, Communication Arts and several Effies – including a Grand Prix.
He has been in the juries of One Show/Young Ones, LIA, New York Festivals, Webby Awards, AdStars, Cresta, Lovie Awards, Cannes Young Lions, Creativepool, Golden Award of Montreux, Lisbon International Advertising Festival, Lisbon Health and Jury President of Cannes Young Lions Georgia.
He is member of D&AD, The One Club, Art Directors Club, Creative Circle and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
He is an examiner at VISART Academy Of Arts.
He has been nominated for 'Influencer of the Year' on Creativepool.
#1 Creative Director and Advertising Agency in country ranking for Lürzer’s Archive.
When he is not making ads, he likes to listen to his collection of vinyl records, take care of his exotic houseplants or count clouds. He happily opens a bottle of good wine to accompany any of these activities.