Marcos Mateu-Mestre, born in Palma de Mallorca, is a Vis Dev Artist at DreamWorks Animation, and was the layout artist: Lighting for The Road to El Dorado. He also works as a Visual Development, Storyboard and Graphic-novel Artist, and Illustrator.

Marcos was a Visual Development Artist at Sony Animation (2005-2007), Freelance Artist/Designer at A-Film, Copenhagen (2003-2004), Lanterna Magica, Torino (2002-2003), and Animagic Studios, Madrid (2001). He worked as Key Layout/Workbook Artist at DreamWorks Animation (1995-1999), working on two of their feature films, The Prince of Egypt and The Road to El Dorado. A Background Artist/Layout Artist at Amblimation (1991-1994), and an Artist, Illustrator for publicity and graphic novel work, and as an Art Teacher at his own Studio while still working as a Freelance for publicity and graphic novel work, from 1982-1991.



  • Surf's Up (2007) - visual development artist
  • Asterix and the Vikings (2006) - senior layout artist - as Marcos Mateu
  • Toto Sapore e la magica storia della pizza (2003) - set designer, background color designer
  • The 3 Wise Men (2003) - art director
  • The Road to El Dorado (2000) - layout artist: key lighting
  • The Prince of Egypt (1998) - key layout artist
  • Balto (1995) - layout artist - as Marcos Mateu
  • We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) - background artist - as Marcos Mateu


  • Semilla del recuerdo (2005) - layout supervisor

Video ShortsEdit

  • Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (2012) - visual development

Marcos Mateu-Mestre PublicationsEdit

  • Trail of Steel: 1441 A.D.
  • Design Studio Press
  • August 15, 2012
  • Framed ink, drawing and composition for visual storytellers
  • Design Studio Press
  • August 31, 2010

Concept ArtEdit