Cindy Martin Design is a graphic design and illustration arts company dedicated to providing creative, original graphic design and branding for our clients. We know what we do best and strive to be the best at what we do.
We provide graphic design services for organizations of any size. We are passionate about our work and care that you receive our best every time on every job. Your logo, colors, look and style are the visual representation of your business and the foundation for all your marketing, branding and advertising. As your design partner, we take the time to learn your business goals so our visual designs help you reach those goals.
Principal designer, Cindy Martin, is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and holds two degrees in art and has over 15 years corporate marketing experience in the technology, service and nonprofit and manufacturing sectors. We are members of AIGA and GAG the professional associations for designers. Visit us online at Visual Design Blog and LinkedIn.
Our mission statement says it best; you are valued, we care about your time, your money and the results. We are more than a service vendor, we want to be your design partner as your business needs grow and change.
Successfully launched new marketing campaign including POS packaging and public relations for health/fitness device leading to contracts with Long Island, NY public schools, Virginia statewide PE programs and major sports retailers. Sales leader of software and services two years running, and number one in contract renewals Created 10th and 11th anniversary outdoor banners and trade show material for the Virginia Dental Association MOM Project Donate graphic design services to support the communication efforts for a local church congregation: including consultant for website management, advertising and print ads Appomattox Regional Governor’s School Visual Arts Adjudicator
Create, Teach, Tutor Cindy Martin Design September 2008 - Present Create designs for print including newspaper advertising, newsletters, flyers, brochures, online and event promotional banners, trade show materials. Teaching and tutoring art and the Adobe Creative Suite.
Confidental Newspaper Graphic Design June 2009-September 2009 Work with customers to help them focus on desired message then design advertising and telephone directory display ads. Design for print in black/white, spot and full color and manage photography for print. Prepress ad and image placement, modify and review layouts for final approval by editor. Oversee prepress and on site approval of printed edition. Meet deadlines! Position was summer intern.
Confidential Software Corp Creative Marketing April 2002 - April 2007 Revitalized stalled sales through creation of marketing materials for software products and services. Teammate developing market strategy, public relations, direct mail and sales campaigns. Used creative writing for marketing, social media and public relations. Created and managed corporate and product art. As project manager, wrote process and training manuals. Company sold to investors.
Medical Devices Assistant Product Manager January 1997 - April 2002 I successfully introduced a new consumer product to market by development of creative marketing concepts and designs including: press releases, print ads, product packaging and inserts, POS display, sales materials and trade show booth design, training and presentations. Responsible for managing creative processes, marketing strategy, budgets and clerical team. Company sold; closed Richmond division.
EDUCATION: : AAA Summa cum laude Studio/Visual Communication, VCU: Communication Arts Dancing Elephants Achievement Group Masters and MS Project Certificates HONORS: Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society PROF ASSN: AIGA, GAG and AMA-Richmond SOFTWARE MAC & PC platforms and business suites, Adobe CS5 (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver), Digital photography, Final Cut Pro, Maya 3-D, Sketch-Up, Corel Paint,