Miguel Sousa
Global design director

Who i am

I’m Miguel Sousa a multidisciplinary conceptual designer, art director and illustrator currently working as a global design director. I’ve spent the last decade harnessing systematic creative thinking to craft visuals to help brands create iconic, disruptive, and award-winning work.

What I do

I am both a hands-on designer and creative art director, helping guide the creative direction for multiple projects across the agency most iconic brands, such as KFC and IKEA and recently Doritos and Stella Artois. I’m also an illustrator that can adapt the style to better answer the brand’s needs. You also can find me running around the streets and parks of London.

What I did

After a degree in graphic design and a master's in illustration and animation, he created heymikel studio, freelancing for several small clients. After some years I start my journey in advertising as an art director in Lola mullen lowe in Madrid, proceed to Saatchi and Saatchi and actual Mother London. My work has been recognized by different awards and countries, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Creative Circle, Effies, amongst others.

Work experience


Global Design Director

Ogilvy Toronto - full time contract

Jan 2024 - Present


Mother London

Creative Senior Designer / Art director

April 2018 -  August 2024


Saatchi & Saatchi

Senior integrated Designer

November 2015 - April 2018 / UK


Lola mullen-lowe

Art Director / Designer

August 2013 - November 2015 / Spain


Throttleman & Red Oak

Designer and illustrator

November 2012 - 2013 / Portugal


Heymikel studio

Designer and illustrator

November 2009 - Currently / Everywhere

Selected clientes

Samsung, KFC, Stella Artois, Dove, Doritos, Ikea, Uber Eats, Greenpeace, Facebook, Twitch, Innocent, Dune, Visa, Zalando, Capital one, Head & Shoulders, HSBC, Rekorderlig, Haagen Dazs, Magnum, Mattel, Cornetto, Scrabble, Hotwheels, etc


Hyper Island

Master Class Digital Awareness

2014 - Spain


Master degree - Illustration and Animation

2011 - 2013 / Portugal


Communication design degree

2008 - 2011 / Portugal


Technic Graphic Design III

2005 - 2008 / Portugal


Yes, i do own many awards during my carrear, some big, some small.  As a driven professional, I focus not on past achievements, but on conquering new challenges. Continuously improving my work and myself is what truly fulfills me.

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