Mate Steinforth (born 1977 in Hannover, Germany) is a designer and director based in Berlin. In his teen years he became active in the computer art subculture called Demoscene and eventually began working as a graphic artists for computer games. He studied graphic design at University of Applied Arts Hildesheim and the University of Madrid, Facultad de Bellas Artes. In 2002, he moved to Madrid to work as an Art Director in the graphic studio Juan Dela Mata. From 2004 on he worked as a freelance motion designer/director for several companies in Berlin and Munich. In 2007, he moved to New York to work for the production company PSYOP. From 2002 to 2006 he was focussing on animation, particularly the Performance art of VJing. Under his VJ alias of mateuniverse, he has toured Europe. He could perform at various art and electronica events in Europe and abroad with his moving pictures work being screened at festivals and on TV. From 2005 to 2009, he worked at PSYOP as a Designer and Director. Starting December 2009, he moved back to Germany to head up the Berlin branch of the motion design and animation Label SEHSUCHT.