Carlota Santamaria is a Barcelona born creative director and conceptualizer, based in between New York & Los Angeles. She has also lived in Paris, Belgium and Japan, which gave her a worldwide vision of the cultural contemporary world and a deep understanding of creative thinking and image making.
Since Volume 2 of Odiseo, She has been collaborating with Folch Studio as the magazine’s creative co-director from her studio in NY & LA.
As she is continuously working on defining a new concept of Erotica, she is been part of the a new conceptual direction to Odiseo at it’s re-launch.
In addition to her work known for crossing media genres and platforms, both on and offline, she carries out a continuous investigation as a trend forecaster.
She develops an ongoing task of essay writing on today’s complex cultural, social and economic landscape. This gives her an invaluable platform from where she develops all her creative direction projects, as Ideas City video for the New Museum.
HP Hewlett Packard; Storefront for Art and Architecture NY; New Museum; Odiseo by Folch Studio; Lucas Borras; Paper Planes; Quantic; Dresslab; Stella; Suite; Apartamento Magazine;Other clients;
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Odiseo vol.4

The creative direction role in Odiseo vol 4 has a accomplish one more step commissioning the video for the release to an outstanding creative studio as Zeitguised, the stills from the video become the interlace pages of the book. For the photographic work we invited Jonathan Schofield, Stella McCartney ‘s creative director, who presented a visual essay base in some found photographs, and the cross boundaries of intimacy and public spheres.
I’ve worked with the stylist Raquel Franco and the Photographer Alex Franco on a piece about feminine old school seduction. And invited Olya Olelnic to work on a series that explore the beauty of color and texture under a modern view of African inspiration.