Marcel Ziul is the Creative Director and Founder of STATE Design. 

Originally from Brazil, He began his career in 2000 after receiving a BFA in Advertising at Universidade do Vale do Paraiba in Brazil.

In 2005, Computer Arts Magazine (UK) deemed him one of the rising creatives in motion graphics.

Since 2006, Ziul had worked at many studios in the US. such as Prologue Films, Stardust Studios, Woodshop, Laundry, King and Country, Shilo, among others. In 2012, he was nominated for an Emmy Award in the outstanding achievement in main title and graphic design category.

Click here for more info about his portfolio.


Tais Marcelo, General Manager at STATE Design, brings over twelve years of experience in production and post-production to the table. Before becoming part of STATE’s team, Tais has spent the last couple years building post-production managing experience (In Brazil: Conspiracao Films, Mixer, And here in the U.S: Superlativ, Unthinkable Images and Motiv Films.)

Whatever your needs & expectations, Tais’s grand knowledge of the world of general management paired with her unmatched charisma and passion for the work will meet and exceed them.


Alex is STATE’s resident producer. He makes sure everyone is happy all of the time. A happiness guru if you will. Let him make you happy. In his spare time, Alex enjoys being grumpy and changing his new son’s diapers.


Mau Borba is our Guru.
The most charismatic person at STATE.

He’s obsessed with Yoga and Octane Render Engine.
Well, we are still trying to find the relationship between those two, but ultimately it does make Mau to be one of a kind.


Natalia is our Production Coordinator. She loves to read and is very friendly—although a bit timid.

After three years of experience in Law, she embraced the opportunity to move to LA and give her career a breath of fresh air. Her love for storytelling made her try the field of entertainment.

Before joining STATE Design, Natalia studied Producing for Films and Television at UCLA Extension, was involved in the production of three short movies, did an internship as a story analyst, and was a production accounting trainee in a musical film.


His title says it all. =)