I am Martin Kraus, a San Diego based artist, multidisciplinary designer, and creative director with a compelling fascination for ideation, aesthetics, structure, and the science of complexity. My passion for Creating, Designing, and Doing comes second only to my curiosity for Observing, Listening, and Understanding.
Successfully helping companies achieve their unique goals comes from my underlying ability to step out of the creative "fountainhead" and define or refine a concept based on objective or dare i say...data.
I have over 15 years of professional visual communication experience, encompassing a variety of disciplines ranging from illustration, brand conception and art direction to digital storytelling, user experience, and interface design.
In addition to being an active, relevant, and resourceful team designer working direct with clients: Thomson Reuters, Nike, Levis, Sun Microsystems, CNET, and Eonline, I have served multiple creative leadership roles including Creative Director for Austin Knight Advertising, Desktop.com, Hundredwatt Labs, and Foliography.com Co-founder.