MATEUS DE PAULA SANTOS
Mateus de Paula Santos is the Creative Director and one of the founders of Lobo, a design and animation studio with offices in São Paulo and New York. He graduated in Graphic Design with a penchant for animation and all things motion, and began his career at MTV Brazil. Soon after, Mateus and a couple of friends decided to start their own company, and so Lobo was born.
The unique style of the studio’s work caught the attention of the Brazilian advertising market, and it wasn’t long before foreign agencies and clients also started to request work from Lobo.
After gathering several awards at festivals like Cannes, Clio, the One Show and D&AD, Mateus and his partners expanded Lobo’s operation into live action territory, setting up a film production company capable of handling all aspects of movie making. Since then Mateus’ work as a live action director proved to be as successful as in the animation front, including awarded spots for global clients like Coca-Cola, Adidas, Volkswagen and Siemens. He also served as a jury in all the main advertising festivals, including Cannes, D&AD and The One Show.