Marcel Ziul
Creative Director


Most of the time, I'm trying to convince people that things will be ok. Luckily, they usually do.


As I said, I am the Founder and Creative Director of STATE. After working for 13 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. But in 2006, I felt the need to re-learn everything I knew and go for a full reset on my career/life. That's when I decided to move to Los Angeles in late 2007.  Since then, I’ve been collaborating 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 at the time, Joe Nash. Now, I run the studio along with my lovely partner Tais, Alex and a badass group of people. STATE is one of the craziest things I'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 love 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.