Meet the team

Motion is made up of disciplined strategists, producers, designers and creatives with the committed heartset, skillset and mindset to help clients solve their business challenges. Our high-performing and collaborative experts are team players who deliver tangible results.

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Juliana Mattar

Founder & CEO

Juliana has over 24 years’ experience in events production and management. She has produced corporate events globally for influencers and clients.

 

At school, Juliana dreamed of being an actress. Although she was not financially supported to pursue a degree in theatre studies, she pursued her passion for creating theatrical magic by going backstage instead. She honed her skills in stage management for theatre productions and along the way studied media and communications. 

She got her first job with an event and production agency while interning at a Broadway musical. After training as a video editor and producer, and then working as an events producer and show director, she started a video business for the agency. Six years later, in 2004, she left to start motion. 

 

Juliana has a strong interest in conceptual art and believes it can help people find a higher purpose. She has spent the past decade under the tutelage of transformational mentor and conceptual artist, Maharihiskaa Preeti, who is helping her master the art of self-realisation. 

 

“Since the onset of the pandemic, I’ve been busy developing motion’s digital capabilities to help organisations produce outstanding online experiences for their people and customers. I believe in harnessing technology’s power to influence and move people through a smart combination of collaborative communication tools, compelling content, creative programming – and a whole lot of spirit!” Juliana says.

 

Hajar Manaf

Creative Director

Hajar is an award-winning creative with more than a decade’s experience as a writer, moderator, producer and creative director.

She has worked with a wide range of clients across diverse industries – from skincare and hospitality to financial institutions and educational bodies – and from large multinationals to independent brands.

 

On any project, Hajar is known for inspiring her team of designers, artists, curators and other fellow creatives to constantly push creative boundaries. She believes outstanding work is a result of learning from others and from leveraging a spirit of openness and humility. 

 

Hajar is always looking to be inspired by beauty. “I’m moved by my love for poetry, striving to make manifest Rumi’s advice to let the beauty of what you love be what you do,” she says.

Kimberly Vodopich

Account Director

In more than 23 years as an experienced leader, Kimberly has worked with some of the world’s largest integrated resorts and global companies to produce and create first-class events. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has a background in special events and convention management for leading corporations, trade shows and gaming organisations. 

Kimberly’s ability to set up and scale new departments and companies, steer new business development, and manage client relationships has created opportunities to work for leading companies across the globe. Since settling in Singapore 11 years ago, Kimberley has lead teams across marketing, sales and the operations space for venues, organisers and agencies. 

 

As Account Director for motion, Kimberly believes our abilities to provide exceptional customer service and sensorial experiences set us apart from the usual agency. “Our clients are our partners through every step of the process and we have a divested interest in making every moment count,” Kimberly says. “Every second of a programme has the ability to move someone and make them feel something. Our goal is to impact everyone in everything we create.”

Maïté De Decker

Senior Account Manager

Maïté acquired her strong project management skills and extensive knowledge of event logistics over seven years of producing experiential marketing, luxury and incentive travel projects across Southeast Asia, China and Europe.

Born and raised in Belgium, her enthusiastic demeanour, detail-oriented mindset and knowledge of diverse markets win steady praise from clients – traits that have also helped her be successful in every project she spearheads and supports.

Maïté trains her team to deliver on projects with a commitment she has developed from years in the field. “There is nothing more rewarding than a great end result: seeing people enjoying, sharing an experience, and being touched by the message,” Maïté says. “Passion is the force that comes from believing in what you do.”

Pauline Lutz

Operations Director

Pauline has 13 years’ experience as a content producer and account director, 10 of which she has spent in Singapore.

With a background in advertising, she has helped leading clients in sectors including automotive, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage solve their business challenges. Today, she is supporting us remotely from her base in France.

 

“Working at motion has sharpened my skills as a writer and content producer and taught me visual design, but I’ve also discovered a strange affinity for numbers and strategy along the way,” Pauline says. “Now, that’s become my passion. I’m thrilled to be working with our talented team to lead motion’s commercial strategy and business operations.”

Rio Mathew

Multimedia Director

Rio gained his expertise in design, art direction, motion graphics and 3D design over 13 years’ experience working with leading clients across Southeast Asia. With a passion for working with his hands and building things from scratch, he’s always hungry for new technical and creative challenges. His fresh creative vision, efficiency and knack for working with others win steady praise from clients. He believes that “life is about trying things out to see what works,” and thus he endeavours to try everything once to fuel his curious nature.