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Photo: Haghi Suka

Photo: Haghi Suka

Creative Director with extensive experience in the visual and performing arts and luxury goods.

As Creative Director at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Martin leads the in-house Brand Design Studio, responsible for developing creative visual strategies to support Lincoln Center’s brand identity, including programming (American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival and Live from Lincoln Center), fundraising and education.

Prior to his current role, Martin served as Vice President and Creative Director of the Americas at Christie’s auction house, developing marketing initiatives on a global scale for some of the most exclusive fine art, jewelry, furniture and decorative arts ever sold at auction.

Martin has collaborated with the most talented artists, illustrators and photographers from around the globe, establishing a wide network.

Born and growing up in Basel, Switzerland, he spent summers at his grandparents’ house in Warsaw, Poland. Studying Communication Design at Art Center Europe in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland and graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he pursued his dream of coming to the USA.

Martin speaks English, German, Polish, French and Italian. He is passionate about the arts, architecture, photography and soccer.

Graphic Design USA’s People to Watch in 2016
Graphic Design USA
Annual (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2012, 2011)
Print Magazine Regional Design Annual (2010)
World Luxury Award (2008, 2009)
Communication Arts Design Annual (2008)
How Magazine In-HOWse Design Award (2008)

Speaking Engagements
Beyond the Stage: Design at Lincoln Center, InSource, New York (November 2015)
Creating Visual Strategies, STGU, Warsaw, Poland (June 2014)

Lessons Learned, Leadership Vol. 2, InSource
I am InHouse, InSource