Carlota Santamaria is a Barcelona born creative director nowadays based in New York, with a deep understanding of creative thinking and image making.
She studied design in Barcelona and after her experience at Maison Martin Margiela she decided to study fashion at the Royal Academy of Antwerp. Before settling down in NY She has lived in Paris, Belgium and Japan, gaining a worldwide vision of cultural contemporary world and today’s creative landscape.
With a deep sensibility for in-depth cultural flows, in a continuous state of magnetic permeability to her surroundings selectively to certain spheres. She delivers a unique vision for each project she works on. Her work encompass fashion editorial, motion, branding, illustration and photography created in collaboration with labels like Burberry, magazines as Apartamento or Dresslab online platform. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Barcelona, Antwerp and Vallarta Mexico.
Recently creative director of the Ideas City presentation video directed by Lucas Borras for the New Museum of New York. She is as well intercontinetal collaborating with Folch Studio from Barcelona, as creative director of Folch’s new editorial adventure Odiseo. In addition to her work notable for crossing media genres and platforms, on/off line, she carries out a continuous investigation as a trend forecaster for well-established online Agencies such as Fashion Snoops. As a trend forecaster she develops a continuous task of essay writings on today’s complex cultural, social and economic landscape. That gives her an invaluable platform from where she develops all her creative consultancy projects.
“Recently one collaborator said “You inspired me very much, I felt adrenalin in my brain.” Junko Shimizu, Lead paper artist. That made me so happy, as this is all about, being able not only to be a source of ideas as well ignite the creativity of the team.”
Selected Clients | New Museum | Budberry | Apartamento Magazine | Odiseo Folch Studio | Lucas Borras | Paper Planes | Quantic | Dresslab | Stella | Plot | Pul | Just4fun | Suite | Wakey!Wakey! |Fashion Snoops NY |
Projects she has work on has been awarded with the following prices | ADC Awards| LAUS |European Design Awards | Celeste |