Kia Creative Director Leaves David&Goliath to Return to His Native Brazil

By Erik Oster 

David&Goliath creative director Wilson Mateos is leaving the agency to return to his native Brazil as vice president, creative at Leo Burnett Tailor Made in São Paulo.

Today, chairman David Angelo said:

“Wilson had an opportunity to go back to Brazil and be close to his kids. He’s been an integral part of the creative team for Kia and he will be missed. However, we completely support his decision and wish him all the success.”

Mateos joined David&Goliath as creative director on the Kia account earlier this year. Prior to joining David&Goliath he spent over a year as a creative director with 180LA, joining the agency in November of 2015 and working on the University of Phoenix account.

Before joining 180LA he spent over a year as vice president, creative at Fischer America in São Paulo. He has also served as chief creative officer at digital IPG Group agency CuboCC and spent over two decades in the Brazilian ad industry.

Angelo did not clarify whether D&G plans to hire another creative on the Kia account.