Martin CIMEK

Global. Art Director | WILSON SPORTING GOODS

Martin cultivated most of his design career in Chicago; He has lead digital work for Fidelity UK, Sears Automotive and multi-platform, creative efforts for Aon, Abbott, McDonald’s, Kraft, Wrigley, Kitchen Aide and Triumph Motorcycles. For over a decade Martin was an independent art director, designer and illustrator in which time worked on projects from liquor labels to record labels, social media and shopper campaigns, and co-founded a nationally-attended motorcycle rally that, in its 13th year, reached over 15,000 in attendance, sponsored by Progressive Insurance, Triumph Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson.

Currently, Martin is the Global Art Director for Wilson Baseball, responsible for the design and creative output for Wilson Baseball lines and Louisville Slugger. He also oversees creative and manages the brands of Evoshield, DeMarini and Atec.

questionnaire

1.)     What was your very first job? 

Grave digger.

2.)     Please describe, in your own words, what your job is and what work it entails. 

I lead Creative, design and manage cats for two of the best names in Baseball, Wilson and Louisville Slugger.

3.)     How did you discover that the creative world was right for you? Was there a time in your life that you credit to this discovery? What was there train of events that brought you to where you are today? 

I’ve never thought of going in another direction than being a creative. I drew on everything since I could pick up a crayon.

4.)     In your constantly growing and expanding industry, how do you find inspiration to keep your work fresh, innovative and relevant? 

This is only a problem if you don’t love what you do. We have inspiration on-tap now. The only challenge is time.

5.)     If you had to pick one piece of work or project that you are most proud of, more for the creative work and innovation it required, rather than its recognition or industry “success,” what would it be? 

The short-format video, Shigeaki Aso: Portrait of a Master Craftsman.

jury

EVP, Chief Digital Officer | DDB U.S.
Creative Director | ZENO GROUP
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer | YMCA
Creative Director | WUNDERMAN MPLS
SVP Creative Director | AVEDA
Exec. Content Producer | R/GA
VP Creative Ops & Production | PADILLA
Creative Dir. | O'KEEFE REINHARD & PAUL
Creative Director | BEAM SUNTORY
Partner, Creative Lead | PUBLIC WORKS
Sr. Creative Director | ULTA BEAUTY
Vice President, Executive Creative Director | TPN
Director, Content & Production | LAND O'LAKES
Art Director | TARGET
VP Creative Services | KNOCK Inc.
Dir. of Content Production | COLLE+MCVOY
Global. Art Director | WILSON SPORTING GOODS
Mktg. Comm. Specialist | BOSCH AUTO
CCO | THE MARKETING STORE
Executive Creative Director | ZEUS JONES
EVP, Executive C. D. | DDB CHICAGO
Chief Production Officer | WE ARE UNLIMITED
Executive Creative Director | WE ARE UNLIMITED
Creative Director | CORNETT
EVP, Executive C.D. | GEOMETRY GLOBAL
Chief Creative Officer | GREY MIDWEST
Creative Director | R/GA
VP Creative & Engagement | STUDIO NORTH
Creative Director | LEO BURNETT
SVP Exec. Creative Director | FCB CHICAGO
Executive Producer | OGILVY & MATHER CHICAGO
Art Buyer | BEAM SUNTORY
Executive Creative Director | BBDO MINNEAPOLIS
VP, Sr Group Creative Director | SAPIENTRAZORFISH
Creative Director | HONEYWIRED
Creative Technologist | FALLON
SVP, Creative Director | FCB CHICAGO
Senior Director of Marketing | FACTORY MOTOR PARTS
Associate Creative Director | R/GA
Sr. Art Producer | THE MARKETING STORE
Chief Creative Officer | HAVAS WORLDWIDE
VP Creative Director | FCB CHICAGO
SVP Group Creative Director | GEOMETRY GLOBAL
Creative Director | BEAM SUNTORY
C.D. | BBDO MINNEAPOLIS
SVP Exec. Creative Director | DDB WORLDWIDE
Sr. Art Producer | FCB CHICAGO
Creative Director | MEDTRONIC
VP Exec. Producer | ENERGY BBDO
Creative Director | COLLE+MCVOY
SVP, Director of Brand Strategy | IHEARTMEDIA
Dir. of Comm. | MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Assoc. Creative Director | ABELSON TAYLOR
VP Group Creative Director | PERISCOPE
Executive Producer | GENERAL MILLS
Executive Creative Director | FALLON MINNEAPOLIS
VP Creative Director | FCB CHICAGO
Creative Director | LATITUDE
Marketing Director | MINNETONKA MOCCASIN
Chief Creative Officer | LEO BURNETT DETROIT
SVP Creative Dir. & Exec. Producer | LEO BURNETT
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