JULIEN DIAZ // FOUNDER + FILMMAKER
As an artist, Julien has always been intrigued by the idea of combining elements & concepts that wouldn't traditionally fit together. Through that concept & since 2005, Julien has been the main creative force behind all things Merge Studios. As a director & cinematographer, Julien has worked on various award winning campaigns with brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Absolut, HBO, & Johnnie Walker. His resume also includes directing & shooting music videos for local Miami Universal Music artist, Cris Cab along with winning various Telly’s for his commercial & documentary work. From music videos, to commercials, to documentaries, & beyond, Julien has worked in many different mediums to help execute the creative vision of his clients. His vast knowledge of the filmmaking process from initial concept to final delivery truly allows Julien to effectively & creatively lead his team.
TATJANA GREEN // ART DIRECTOR
Throughout her career, Tatjana has always drawn upon the design philosophies and fundamentals she learned while studying at the Bauhaus and working extensively throughout Europe. Tatjana’s philosophy is about form and function, working together in harmony, with an understanding of the role that design plays. Her expertise in the ﬁeld of branding and design has seen her speak and consult on the subject, all over the world.
From Australia to Paris and wide swaths of North America, Tatjana has become an in-demand voice on the scene. She has created award winning campaigns for such clients as Toyota, Apple, Nike, Canon, NFL Network, Callaway, and Procter & Gamble.
MATT BARNETT // CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Design is about communicating an idea. With nearly 15 years of experience in the ﬁeld of identity development and graphic design, Matt has helped hundreds of clients do just that.
Matt started his career in the dot com world, designing websites and interactive experiences. However his curiosity combined with distaste for life in a box drove him to experience all the disciplines the ad world had to offer. From branding, writing, print,& design, POS to television and radio commercial production, Matt has developed a broad knowledge base on which he can draw upon.
As a creative director for various agencies, Matt has created award winning work for such clients as Nike, Chrysler/Jeep, Bank of America, Bayer, Absolut and General Electric.
PRISCILLA DIAZ // STUDIO MANAGER + CLIENT SERVICES
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JONATHAN COTO // PRODUCER + CLIENT SERVICES
A lawyer by trade, Jonathan has always been intrigued by the process in which great creative feats are made. A lawyer by trade, Jonathan brings his legal & business management background to our team. As our executive producer & head of client services, Jonathan always finds a way to balance the rigorous duties & challenges of producing while at the same time building & maintaining strong and personal relationships with our incredible clients. It is this incredible ability to balance both that truly makes Jonathan a unique & valuable asset to the Merge team. While at Merge Studios, Jonathan has produced projects for Diageo, Florida International University, & Bad Boy Entertainment.
EVAN RODRIGUEZ // FILMMAKER + EDITOR
A storyteller at hear, Evan's unique skill set allows him to produce narratives with such authenticity & passion that they immediately caught the attention of our team. His talents so closely aligned with our unique style that we felt he was destined to be a part of our creative team. His talents include directing, shooting, & editing. At Merge, we feel incredibly fortunate to have someone with his skill set on our team.
IDALIA SELVA // EDITOR + CREATIVE ASSISTANT
Always focusing on the intricate details of the narrative thread, Idalia works diligently to understand and execute the creative vision set forth by our team. It is this attention to detail that makes Idalia a truly talented editor & creative. Her creative contributions have been a part of, if not all, our award winning efforts. We are so fortunate to have such a talented creative & editor as part of our team.