Mateus Santos


Founder and Creative Director of Brazilian-based design and animation studio Lobo. Schooled at the FAAP Graphic Design College in São Paulo, Mateus Santos founded Lobo in 1994.Under his creative direction, Lobo soon became an internationally respected design studio, with a staff of over 30 classically trained artists, animators and designers renown for creating cutting-edge work for Diesel, Nike, Coca-Cola Company and others. Mateus’ main objective for the company is to come up with appropriate design solutions for each clients problems, without pushing a “house style”. This makes Lobo’s work distinct and varied, but always fresh. The company has completed several award-winning television campaigns, garnering several One Show, ADC and D&AD awards. Mateus was also a judge on 2007 D&AD Awards and The London Festivals.
Santos was recently awarded a Cannes Lion and a Gold Clio with a spot for the Buenos Aires Zoo, working with agency Del Campo Nazca S&S. Lobo’s worldwide recent media attention includes reviews and interviews on magazines and books such as Creativity Magazine, Shots Magazine, various Die Gestalten Verlag books, Etapes MAgazine, How Magazine, Idea Magazine, Taschem Books and others.

Designing in Brazil, for Brazil and the World
We are often asked about what is the Brazilian design identity and if it is present in our work or not. The presentation will discuss this matter opposing two projects that we worked on this year.
The first is a broadcast design project, the packaging for a TV adaptation of one of the most important literary works in Brazil,
“The Stone of the Kingdom”, by Ariano Suassuna. The second one is a viral project for the american denim company Levi’s.

26 mar 2008


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20 novembre 2019


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