About

Iván Mato is a Spanish-born, London-based creative director.

 

For the past 17 years, Ivan has created meaningful, compelling and effective brand identities, brand experiences and brand communications for some of the world’s most interesting companies. 

 

His design is clean-cut, research-informed, value-adding and people-centric. His work is delivered with elegance through a mixture of witty modernism, powerful imagery and crafted storytelling. Mildly obsessed with typography, Ivan is a big advocate of its role as a powerful brand asset.

 

Ivan is a pioneer of Agile brand development and believes in the continuous improvement of the design process via user participation, client engagement and multi-disciplinary practices. 

 

Above all, he enjoys being part of a thriving studio and inspiring talented people do the best work of their careers.

 

Currently, Iván leads the Brand Graphics and Visual Communications team at Forpeople.

 

 

 

AWARDS

Twenty-six characters,
an alphabetical book about Nokia Pure

D&AD Awards – In Book Typography for Design. D&AD, London.

Clio Gold Award – Design / Editorial section. Clio Awards, New York.

Certificate of Typographic Excellence in Print – Type Directors Club, New York.

Silver Cube Award – Book Design/Typography. Art Directors Club, New York.

Design Week Awards – Editorial Design. Shortlisted.

 

Latittude Global Volunteering rebranding

Red Dot Design Awards. Red Dot for communication design.

ReBrand 100 global awards. Distinction.

AIGA Annual Design Competition. Example of outstanding design

American Design Awards
3rd place accolade.

 

Trofeo Website

Chano Piñeiro Award, best multimedia production.

 

SELECTED CLIENTS

NIO

YAMAHA

Nokia

T3 Micro

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express

Siemens

Panasonic

RSA Insurance

Catlin

Cunard

Fujitsu

YAS Island

Telia Sonera / Activ

Bank Alfalah

GSK

British Airways

The Doha Film Institute

Rocco Forte Hotels

Zara/Inditex

AECOM Engineering

Lattitude Volunteering

MARCO Vigo
Museum of Contemporary Art

University of Santiago de Compostela

 

PUBLICATIONS

Graphic Design Inspirations.
Published by Daab. 

Esc: Enter Spanish Creativity.
Published by ACTAR. 

Experimenta 60 Design Magazine.
A new generation of Spanish designers.

Marks & Trademarks.
Published by Gustavo Gili. Edited by Quim Larrea.

Creating The Necessary.
Galician Design in the XX Century. Exhibition at MARCO Vigo Museum of Contemporary Art / www.marcovigo.com