The Ebeling Group


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Launched in November 2002, The Ebeling Group (TEG) is a production company representing design collectives MK12, Nakd, Lobo, Bitstate, Tennant, Convert, XYZ and live-action director Caskey. These design entities have completed design-driven shorts, commercials and music videos for clients including Diesel, MTV, Nike, UBI Jeans, Squarepusher, The Faint, Ford, Levi Strauss and TNT.

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MK12 is an internationally recognized motion graphics and broadcast design collective.

Founded in June 2000, MK12 has established itself as one of the freshest and most innovative voices in its field. Major advertising agencies, television networks and Fortune 1000 brands from around the world seek MK12’s creative solutions in design, animation and effects.

MK12’s methodology is engineered across-the-board to generate concept-driven work that communicates unique personality and character directly and sincerely to its audience, while building brand awareness and integrity with a balance of spectacle and clarity of message.

The collective has been recognized internationally for its bleeding-edge design work in publications such as Boards, Res, 72 DPI and Honest, as well as in design books Los Logos and Brasil Inspired.MK12 has also shown work at ResFest, the Sundance Film Festival and BDA/PROMAX. Recent clients include GMC, Adidas, Comedy Central, MTV USA and Sub Pop Records, for whom they created the music video NO, NOT NOW for the band Hot Hot Heat.

Lobo is a high-end, award-winning production, post-production, design and animation studio.

Founded in 1994, Lobo works with major advertising agencies, television networks and Fortune 1000 brands, offering creative solutions in design, animation and effects. Since 1998, the company has worked in association with Vetor Zero, Brazil’s premiere special effects, 3D and post-production facility.

This partnership has enabled Lobo to expand from its top position within the Brazilian market to compete on a global scale for projects ranging from commercials, network launches and show packages to CGI and special effects for film and television. The company employs over 50 people with individual expertise in production, editorial, effects, finishing, design, animation, sound and music. The team of 20 3D and CG artists and 10 character animators comprise over 60% of the total Lobo creative team.

Lobo is recognized internationally for its cutting-edge work and contemporary design in publications such as IDN, 72 DPI Anime (DGV) and Designplex (Japan) as well as ResFest and the Sundance Film Festival. Recent work includes projects for Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, BBDO, McCann Erickson, MTV Brazil, Disney and the award-winning music video “Disco Rout” for Legowelt.

Nakd is a design collective dedicated to creating and executing projects across all mediums, whether it’s live-action film, music video, TV and print advertising, or broadcast design.

Executive producer Mick Ebeling of The Ebeling Group and creative directors Nando Costa and Linn Olofsdotter founded Nakd in 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The name Nakd reflects the company’s distinct design philosophy: To create work that is pure, unadulterated and honest. This unique perspective has made Nakd a favorite among companies such as Diesel, L’Oréal, MTV, Dolce & Gabbana and Nike as well as advertising agencies Publicis USA and Wieden & Kennedy. Nakd also created the music video “My Red Hot Car” for Squarepusher.

The company is a darling in the press, and has been featured in Creative Review, Edesign and Boards. Nakd’s design work has also been shown at ResFest and the Sundance Film Festival. In 2002, Nando Costa spearheaded the Brasil Inspired project (Die Gestalten Verlag), commissioning world-renowned design firms to create pieces based on their interpretations of Brazil.

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