Axel Halasz

  • Art Director
  • Hamburg, Germany

Axel is a conceptual art director and photographer currently based in Hamburg. Over the past couple of years, he worked at advertising agencies in Hamburg and Budapest. He built experience and craft both in local and international campaigns in a wide variety of digital and classic projects for clients in the car, mobile carrier, and financing industries.

These days he takes care of the daily digital business of Xing and Mercedes at Digitas Pixelpark Hamburg.


Art Director at Digitas Pixelpark

November 2016 – Present Hamburg, Germany

Junior Art Director at Publicis Pixelpark

July 2015 – October 2016 Hamburg, Germany

Trainee Art at Publicis Pixelpark

September 2014 – June 2015 Hamburg, Germany

Junior Art Director at Jung von Matt / Fleet

June 2013 – November 2013 Hamburg, Germany

Art Director at Laboratory Ideas / partner of Jung von Matt

July 2011 – May 2013 Budapest, Hungary

Creative/graphic assistant (internship) at Raygun Communications

July 2010 – October 2010 Budapest, Hungary


PhotoshopLightroomIndesignIllustratorSketchPhotographyCreative editing / StorytellingTypographyEnglish (professional)Hungarian (native)German (basic)


Deutscher Digitaler Award – Silver – St. Pauli Peeback, DDA

Deutscher Digitaler Award – Bronze – St. Pauli Peeback, DDA

ADC Germany – St. Pauli Peeback – Bronze, ADCD

ADC Germany – St. Pauli Peeback – Shortlist, ADCD

ADC Germany – Mercedes-Benz Driven Music Cover – Shortlist, ADCD

Cannes Lions – St. Pauli Peeback – Shortlist, Cannes Lions

CLIO – St. Pauli Peeback – Silver, CLIO

CLIO – St. Pauli Peeback – Bronze, CLIO

PR-Klappe Filmfestival – St. Pauli Peeback – Bronze, Klappe

Annual Multimedia Award – St. Pauli Peeback – Gold, AMA

Lovie Award – St. Pauli Peeback – Gold, The Lovie Awards

ADCE – St. Pauli Peeback – Nomination, ADCE

Eurobest – Young Creatives (Lisbon) – Silver, Eurobest

Eurobest – Young Creatives (Hungarian qualifier) – Gold, MAKSZ

Cannes Young Lions Hungary finalist (Top 10), MAKSZ


Creative ConceptArt DirectionStrategyPhotographyGraphic DesignTypographyPost Production


Mercedes, XING, myTaxi / Freenow, Renault, Dacia, Peta, St. Pauli e.V., Sixt, Vodafone Hungary, Telekom Hungary, Volvo, Budapest Bank


Marketing Communications, BA at Budapest Business School

2006 – 2011 Budapest, Hungary

Activities and Societies:
BBS Kanyar student magazine,
BBS Student’s Event Organizing Committee

2009: Organizer of the Campus Festival
2008-2009: Organizer of the Freshman Camp
2009: Head of design of the student magazine
2007-2009: Editor in chief of the student magazine