A native of the Czech Republic, Petr Bambasek went to high school in Prague where, much like their American counterparts, many students spend their free time playing video games and sports. Bambasek, however, spent his free time mastering Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash.
Admitting that he was as addicted to his pen tablet as his friends were to their video games, Bambasek soon became well-versed in user-focused web design. He began providing services to a local construction company and clients such as the University Sports Club Prague. Last year, Bambasek was hired by USF Student Government to produce multimedia promotions.
Bambasek has a 4.0 GPA yet he doesn’t spend all of his time studying. He is an executive board member for several student organizations and volunteers for Createch USF, where students who are skilled in web programming, development, and graphic design host free training sessions for fellow students. He also served as the communications/social media chair for USF’s Advertising Club.
Despite his youth, Bambasek has been able to gain real-world industry experience. Last spring, he served as an account management and strategic planning intern at international advertising agency McCann Erickson. He also served on the Ad 2 Tampa Bay team that created an award-winning public service campaign for an area non-profit organization. Bambasek aims to intern with an advertising agency in New York City this summer.