Oh Hi, I’m Marcel Ziul, CD and Founder of STATE.
As I said, I am the Founder and Creative Director of STATE. After working for 13 (thirteen) years at some awesome and not-so-awesome studios, I've noticed that I have never found a place that I was comfortable about doing things the way I believe. That is one of the main reasons I decided to build a studio that I could do things differently. Well, you may think that this is cheesy as hell, but the fact is: I am actually doing that. With this mindset, I'm trying to set up new standards, not only for myself but also for people I collaborate with, including my clients.
I started my career in Brazil, just outside São Paulo around 2000. Then I traveled around the country, and I was lucky enough to work with the best people that speak Portuguese. Good times. But at that time I felt the need to re-learn everything I knew and learn more about my inner self. That's why I've decided to move to Los Angeles in 2007. Here, I worked with the best people around the globe that speak different languages, including Portuguese too. :)
In 2014, after trying to work with all my friends and utterly failing (Still love them), I founded STATE along with my partner, Tais Marcelo. It has been one of the craziest things we've done. Since then, I've been collaborating with the most open-minded clients from all around the world.
A cyclist in my spare time, I have an adoration for riding bicycles which keeps me fresh and ready for all the craziness at STATE.
I'm always open to meet awesome people, If you feel like you're one of them, hit me up.