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Bobby Martin

Bobby Martin


Founding Partner, Champions Design


MFA Design, School of Visual Arts,
BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University

professional experience

Bobby is founding partner of Champions Design (originally Original Champions of Design). Champions Design is a branding and design agency in New York City. Prior to founding Champions, Martin developed brand experiences from the inside out while leading internal design teams at Nokia and Jazz at Lincoln Center. In 2003, his work for the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York, first developed as his graduate thesis at SVA MFA Design, won a grant from Sappi “Ideas that Matter.” Martin has spoken about design at numerous conferences, served on the Board of Directors of AIGA/NY.


Friends of the High Line, Girl Scouts of the USA, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Museum for African Art, Nokia, National Basketball Association, Studio Museum in Harlem

honors and awards

AIGA365, Art Directors Club, Brand New, D&AD, HOW, Print, Sappi "Ideas that Matter," Type Directors Club

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