Design director with architectural, interiors and fine art backgrounds and project management experience, focused on artistic and strategic approach to solutions. Accomplished at collaboration, cultivating interdiscplinary teams, and guiding projects to success. Helps define the big picture and ensures its execution through to the details.

Work Samples

  • 'Shades of You' Shop-in-shop for Sunglass Hut

Work History

profile Design director with architectural, interiors and fine art backgrounds and project management experience, focused on artistic and strategic approach to solutions. Accomplished at collaboration, cultivating interdiscplinary teams, and guiding projects to success. Helps define the big picture and ensures its execution through to the details. specialties Strategic vision. Conceptual design approach. Holistic, integrated solutions. Motivating and encouraging high quality work, and making it enjoyable. Leading projects on-time, under budget, with happy designers. Client relationships and presentation. Branding: considering concept and context. Systems thinking. experience Design Director May 2013 to present, LPK Cincinnati, OH Leading projects in trends and strategy work for a number of international brands and companies. Consulting with in-house teams on brand experience design, conceptual development, sustainability and corporate responsibility. Spearheading initiatives to develop and communicate LPK’s point of view on experience design and creating robust in- house spatial branding guidelines. Leading interior office renovation project for LPK special competency creative groups. Visiting Professor, University of Kentucky, Miami University Mentored five international competition award winners. Courses taught include capstone “thesis” studio, Professional Practice, Color Theory, First Year foundational studio, integrated 300/400-level retail design studio, and integrated 200-level studio. Research agenda focused on integration and collaboration of the design disciplines. Design Consultant (contract positions) FRCH Design Worldwide Luxottica Retail Group Design Manager SHP Leading Design, Cincinnati, OH 2010-2011 Acted as design lead for numerous projects and helped integrate engineering, architecture and interiors groups into effective design teams. Directed team of 12 designers in 2 offices. Collaborated with over 15 project teams in 3 offices to provide design ideas and guide them through design phases. Worked directly with Executive Vice President of Design to elevate design aesthetic of projects, while integrating the studio disciplines and encouraging rigor of processes. Projects won two Cincinnati Design Awards. Design Manager—Interiors & Architecture (contract position) 2009-2010 Kolar Design Cincinnati, OH Lead interdisciplinary creative team of 8 designers in conceptual development, strategic implementation and production for variety of projects for branding and environmental design firm. Intern Architect (positions held throughout design education) 2004-2007 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY Michael McInturf Architects, Cincinnati OH Dissing + Weitling Architektfirma a/s, Copenhagen, DK Lambert A+I, Winston-Salem, NC Arden Construction & Design, Winston-Salem, NC education M. Architecture, 2009 The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH B.S. Interior Architecture, 2005 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC B.S. Fine Arts, 1991 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Kimberly Martin 3542 Vista Avenue, Apt. 3 Cincinnati, OH 45208 mob: 513.448.8255

Education

University of Cincinnati

Specialties

Awards

Presenter—Colorado Art Ranch Salida Artposium “Dwelings: Habitat, Symbol & Art” 2011 Best in Class, Modern—‘Who’s Next?’ Free Green Sustainable Housing Competition 2011 Honorable Mention—USGBC Drop Inn Center & Habitat for Accessibility Competitions 2007/2009

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