Mate Steinforth

Mate Steinforth

Creative Director at Sehsucht
Berlin, Germany


When Mate Steinforth isn't feeling ridiculous about writing his own bio in the third person, he's either changing the diapers of his daughter or shouting at people to push pixels harder. After wasting much of his youth in front of the computer putting those pixels together himself, he wasted more time studying graphic design before deciding to do animation, which is what he wanted to do in the first place anyways. Several stints at several amazing studios in several cities - including Madrid and New York as a Creative Director at PSYOP - led him to a settled position as a Partner and Creative Director of SEHSUCHT in Berlin. He works with a hardcore bunch of crazy design fanatics on their signature style of moving images. He also is the proud owner of a swimming badge and he got in 2nd at a regional drawing competition in third grade. After spending 12 hours in front of the computer at work, he likes to spend 12 more hours in front of the computer at home. Recently, this borderline behaviour was validated by winning some industry awards as well. While those are completely irrelevant to the real world whatsoever, he finds it strangely soothing. 


HAWK Hildesheim
2016 - Present (1 year 9 months)
Teacher Motion Design
Creative Director
Hamburg, Germany
April 2009 - Present (8 years 6 months)
Pulling my hair
2008 - Present (9 years 9 months)
Monkeys & typewriters, I'm one of them.
Creative Director
1999 - Present (18 years 9 months)
Flipping burgers
Animago 2013
2013 (1 year)
2011 (1 year)
Creative Director
Hamburg, Germany
2009 (1 year)
Creative Director
January 2006 - February 2009 (3 years 1 month)
Learning english
Freelance Designer / Animator
Universal Everything
2004 - 2006 (2 years)
Chat with Matt
September 2005 - December 2005 (3 months)
Freelance Animator
2004 - 2005 (1 year)
Eat snacks
1999 - 2002 (3 years)
It was the dotcom boom, so, coke, mostly.
Designer (Internship)
mme cc
1999 - 2000 (1 year)


Summer School Field Of Study Machine Learning

School of Machines and Make Believe
2016 (1 year)

Summer School Field Of Study Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management

Universität der Künste Berlin
2014 (1 year)

Design and Visual Communications, General

Fachhochschule Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen
2000 - 2005 (5 years)

Master of Arts (MA) Field Of Study Arts

Complutense University of Madrid
2002 - 2004 (2 years)

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