- 1987, CZ
Zuzana Oharek Bahulová is a designer, animator and formerly a professional rower. Her most significant athletic achievement is placing fourth in the World Rowing Coastal Championship in Thessaloniki. Her rising sports career was cut short by a serious injury and since then Zuzana’s been fully devoted to animation and design instead. She received a PhD in animation and attended several prestigious residencies abroad during her studies, one of which was at CalArts in the US, founded by Walt Disney. Zuzana lives in Zlín where until recently she headed the Department of Design and Construction at the Footwear Research Centre at the Tomáš Baťa Univesity. Her project "Hi-Tech Footwear Skin" received several prestigious design awards - Red Dot, German Innovation Awards, European Product Design Award and Global Footwear Awards.