Miguel Sousa
Art director

Who i am

I’m Miguel Sousa a Portuguese multidisciplinary designer, art director and illustrator currently jumped into the freelance world. I’ve spent the last 10 years 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 a 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



Design director / Art director

September 2023 - Present


Mother London

Creative Senior Designer / Art director

April 2018 - Currently / UK


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

KFC, Stella Artois, Samsung, Doritos, Ikea, Greenpeace, Facebook, Twitch, Innocent, Dune, Uber Eats, Visa, Zalando, Capital one, Head & Shoulders, HSBC, General Electrics, 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


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