Alexander Kalchev is the Executive Creative Director at DDBª in Paris.
Alex has been at DDB Paris for the entirety of his 10-year advertising career. In that time Bulgarian-born Alexander has advanced from a creative to a creative director and, just over two years ago, to executive creative director, the title that he still holds. But he almost didn’t end up in advertising. He was studying a philosophy degree with the intention of a life in academia until he realised that it just wasn’t for him. A chance search for design schools led him to the Miami Ad School in Hamburg and, after a flurry of internships, eventually to Paris and DDB.
And if that wasn’t enough to fill what is still a relatively short career, in 2013 he turned his hand to directing, winning a silver Lion in the process.