Presenting the winners of the scholarships from the Rising Stars' 2019 edition

We are happy to share the names of the winners from this year’s Rising Stars scholarships, our educational programme that seeks to raise the quality of European creative communication by pushing the potential of our community—at all career levels—through partnerships with leading European institutions and professionals. 

This year, the program offered to ADCE members exclusively an amazing opportunity to join a course from D&AD or Hyper Island, benefiting from different scholarships. These are the winners:

    • Polina Hohonova (D&AD member) will get a full 100% scholarship for the User Experience Lab course from Hyper Island.
    • Jan Marcineck (ADC Czech Republic member) will get a 50% scholarship for the Persuasive Techniques for Advertising and Design course from D&AD.
    • Alexandra Chudinova (ADCR member) will get a 50% scholarship for the Creating Innovation course from Hyper Island.


Congratulations to all!

Polina Hohonova (RU)
Polina Hohonova completed the graphic design course at Chelsea College of Art in 2016. During that time she won a YCN award and the prestigious D&AD Black and Yellow Pencils. After graduating, she joined Atelier Dyakova before leaving to lead a design strategy project at Farfetch. She is currently a designer at Paul Belford Ltd. In her spare time she practices aikido and Japanese swordsmanship.
Jan Marcineck (CZ)
Jan Marcineck is a strategic planner at Leo Burnett in Prague. With over 10 years’ experience in the advertising industry working at agencies including Ogilvy, Havas, Zaraguza and Y&R. His work for clients such as ŠKODA Auto, T-Mobile, Česká spořitelna and Kofola has been honored with multiple awards like Euro Effie, Clios, ADC Creative Awards and also shortlist at Cannes Lions. He loves to learn new things and apply the findings to solve problems through strategic thinking.
Alexandra Chudinova (RU)
Alexandra Chudinova is an artist, designer and art director who works with startups and different personal projects. She is in charge of the “Design thinking in the art education and methods for improving creativity” course, based on her research programme at ELTE University.