Born in Brazil in the late '80s, Gabriel Russo began his creative journey in 2006 as an art director for advertising. Venturing into motion design, he has since carved out a significant presence as a film director on the global stage, collaborating with leading advertising agencies and production companies.
Contrary to the adage, 'God doesn't give wings to snakes,' life granted him an European passport.
Since 2011 Barcelona has become his home sweet home. Partner of RUN ZËBRA RUN in Spain since 2017 and Olho Bala Studio in Brazil since 2024, Russo's work extends across this wild world.

His work has been sought after by renowned international brands such as McDonald’s, Nike, Microsoft, BMW, Red Bull, MTV, HBO, FIFA, KFC, 20th Century Studios, Diesel, L’Occitane, to name a few. Along the way, he has been honored with multiple international awards, including 2 Cannes Lions, 7 ADC Awards, and one Eurobest.

Blending all his skills in design, motion graphics and live action, creating mixed-media pieces with his unique craft style. Always pursuing projects that set his soul on fire. Gabriel is always ready for adventure and for breakfast.


2x Cannes Lions
2x Shortlist
3x ADC Europe Awards
4x ADC Italy
1x Eurobest
2x  German Brand Awards
1x Prêmio Colunistas
1x Ads of the World Awards