STEPHEN HULJAK, a humanist looks at Europe
Through anonymous portraits, this French artist makes up the face of Europe.
Stephen Huljak was born in France in 1960,
although his grandfather came from Slovakia
His family’s frequent moves favoured
short-lived friendships and times of loneliness.
From a young age, art was Stephen’s passion.
After studying at the Arts Appliqués
art school of Marseilles,
he worked as art director for major European advertisers.
Because of his relative rootlessness, he uses pictures to leave a mark, here and there. Alongside his work as a designer, he devotes himself to photography and more specifically portrait photography:
“I want to know all these people and show how beautiful they are”.
|His current work focuses on Europe’s thousands of anonymous faces: Starting from Paris, with 12 series of portraits gathered at 12 of Paris’s Portes, he plans to replicate this in each of Europe’s capitals.
Discovered life, city, movement: Bordeaux, Liege, Marseille, Lille, Hyères, Mont de Marsan, etc
Student. A passion for Art... Applied arts in Marseilles, majoring in Communication
Internships in ad agencies McCann-Erickson, Actuel magazine, Publicis, Safronoff & Associés
Communication: Art Director at Safronoff & Associés, Entente Delacroix, Mandarine, Young & Rubicam, RSCG
Clients: Swatch (below-the-line campaign), Mandarina Duck (press campaign), 1664/Kronenbourg (Beermat Art), road safety (TV campaign), TDK (outdoor poster campaign), Georges Rech (advertising, catalogues), Z (Catalogues), Jean Bourget (advertising, catalogues), Arche (press campaign), Gervais Fondation pour le Cinéma (visual identity), Findus Magazine (10 issues), art director for “l’Atelier” a Design, Art and Interior Decorating magazine (25 issues)
To communicate through the Senses, the Written Word, Audio, Visual, Publishing, the Internet, Videos…
Creation of PBMC, my multimedia agency
PBMC aims to bring a creative and innovative spirit in below-the-line advertising, to serve traditional communication agencies.
1994, Creation of VSD magazine’s first CD-Rom. This was the first of many such projects for companies including
Hilton International, Lustucru, Rothmans, Institut Français du Pétrole, Préfon…
1996, Website creation Dior, IFP, Bic, Kenzo,
culminating in the development and installation of an image and e-trade site for Sephora.
1997, Sephora buys into PBMC thus propelling the agency into the LVMH group. This partnership brings with it huge potential to serve my clients and reinforces my leaning towards new event-based activities:
- Scenography of events
- Production of short films
- Design and launch of a line of cosmetics
- Multimedia furniture creation
- New media technology
- Manufacture of pilot site concept store
- Creation of an in-house TV channel
Clients: Sephora, LVMH, Stella Cadente, Nova Magazine, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Tradfy, Europ@web, Patchouli, Panasonic, Swatch, Kenzo, Sega, Hilton International, WWF, Institut Français du Pétrole, Declaration of the Rights of Man, SFR/SFD, Lee Cooper, Ebel, Video Mode: JC de Castelbajac, Jack Henry, David Vincent, Yohji Nakazawa…
Reflection, Production and Creation. Rediscovery of life, the city and movement