Mateen Khalil is an art director and an animation industry veteran. He has more than 5 years of experience in the field of Illustration, Art Direction, Animation and Video Game Development. He has also earned great recognition in developing visually rich and ground-breaking animations for both local and international business, some of which include KPMG China & Hong Kong, ANZ Bank Australia, John Hopkins University, Striim, Xorcom Phone Systems, Jazz, Telenor, AirBlue and Ufone among others.
He started his career back in 2012 as a software developer and later moved towards the interactive media industry working on projects ranging from Mobile Applications to Video Games under the banner of his start-up Sweet Pixel Studio (http://www.sweetpixelstudio.com). Moreover, he went on to co-found a sister corporation named ‘Animation Republic’, works of which are endorsed by Industry Veterans such as Regis McKenna, the man behind the branding of ‘Apple’ and ‘Intel Inside’ Campaigns.
His new project involves creating highly localized content including animations, games and comics for the Pakistani consumer-base, the very first project being the re-imagination of Pakistan in a futuristic setting under the banner of ‘Cyberistan 2099’ (http://www.cyberistan.pk). With this project, he and his team aim to grow the local entertainment industry by instilling new media strategies employing innovative new channels of entertainment.