T/A Martin Studio is an award-winning brand design company built for the digital age. Founded in 2006 near Lexington, Kentucky by sports design veteran and creative director Adam Martin, the company exists to serve as a strategic brand consultancy, creative content resource, and multidisciplinary design studio for a range of clients in sports, entertainment, and adjacent industries.

For 15 years, T/A Martin Studio has been helping clients define who they are, clarify what they do, as well as inform their intended audiences why they matter by engaging consumers with thought-provoking visual narratives and digital experiences through a range of creative services.

Early in its existence, the studio's Principal made a conscious decision to remain lean in order to provide clients with an intimate consulting experience. Although independently operated, the studio possesses a flexible ability to scale and custom-tailor multidisciplinary teams by leveraging a trusted network of specialized associates developed over Martin's 17 years in the creative business.

A broad scope of clients have included athletes, professional sports organizations and leagues, media companies, collegiate sports properties and conferences, high school and college athletic departments, collegiate prep schools, consumer and lifestyle brands, tech startups, and advertising agencies.

Unfortunately, due to the contractual nature of the sports and entertainment industries, some of the studio's projects are private and not available for public viewing.

Capabilities

design
›› Identity/Logo Design
›› Print Collateral
›› Editorial/Publication Design
›› Bespoke Typography
›› Packaging Design
›› Environmental Design
›› Signage & Wayfinding
›› Key Art/Photo Illustration
›› Sports Design
›› Sports Branding
CONTENT
›› Social Media Content
›› Podcast Production
›› Motion Graphics
›› Copywriting
›› Photography
›› Art Direction
›› Photo Retouching & Compositing
›› Illustration
›› Content Strategy
›› Advertising Campaigns
INTERACTIVE
›› User Experience (UX) Research
›› User Flows and/or Sitemaps
›› Wireframes/Low-Fidelity Prototyping
›› High-Fidelity Prototyping
›› Information Architecture
›› Front-End Development
›› Visual Design
›› User Interface (UI) Design
›› Mobile App Design
›› Responsive Web Design
strategy
›› Brand Positioning
›› Brand Architecture
›› Brand and/or Product Naming
›› Brand Activation & Guidelines
›› Digital Strategy
›› Creative Direction
›› Development Sourcing
›› Project Management
›› Market Research & Analysis
›› Sports Marketing

About the Principal

Portrait of Adam Martin

After obtaining a B.F.A. in Graphic Design ('05) from Eastern Kentucky University, Adam Martin began his career as a graphic and interactive designer at a renown college sports marketing agency called Host Communications (known today as Learfield IMG College). Upon discovering his entrepreneurial spirit, Adam left Host Communications in late 2006 to open his own creative studio with plans to bring digitally-driven design, creative direction and brand strategy to clients in sports & entertainment.

For 17 years, Adam has been creating award-winning creative work and has become a respected voice in sports marketing via his podcast and media brand, Makers of Sport®. Although his work is widely known in the sports industry, Adam and his trusted business partners have experience in other verticals as well including consumer brands, food & beverage, higher education, tech startups, medical/healthcare, automotive, associations/non-profits, and manufacturing/industrial industries.

Adam resides near Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and 3 kids. In his spare time he enjoys hiking in Red River Gorge, coaching youth sports, cooking, listening to podcasts and watching college football.

Select Client Experience

  • NCAA
  • southeastern conference
  • pacwest conference
  • kentucky wildcats
  • tennessee volunteers
  • ARIZONA WILDCATS
  • TEXAS LONGHORNS
  • FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
  • BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
  • eastern kentucky colonels
  • DUQUESNE DUKES
  • MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES
  • TRANSYLVANIA PIONEERS
  • MARYMOUNT SAINTS
  • learfield IMG COLLEGE
  • JMI SPORTS
  • ATHLETE ESSENTIALS GROUP
  • OCTAGON
  • KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
  • tennessee titans
  • ATLANTA FALCONS
  • ATLANTA BRAVES
  • BOSTON RED SOX
  • SAN DIEGO PADRES
  • SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER, NBA ATHLETE
  • TYLER ULIS, NBA ATHLETE
  • MALIK MONK, NBA ATHLETE
  • MATT CARPENTER, MLB ATHLETE
  • THE JOHN WOODEN AWARD
  • D.C. United football club
  • ATLANTA UNITED F.C.
  • MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
  • FIRST LOVE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BASKETBALL
  • THE DRONE RACING LEAGUE (DRL)
  • SLAM MAGAZINE
  • PGA TOUR
  • ENGLISH premier league
  • 3D LACROSSE
  • UNDER ARMOUR
  • curry brand
  • ADIDAS
  • INDIE GOLF CLUBS
  • intercollegiate mens lacrosse coaches ASSOCiation (IMLCA)
  • DAVE CAMPBELL'S TEXAS FOOTBALL (DCTF)
  • equipment depot
  • RAISING CANES CHICKEN FINGERS
  • SMASHBURGER
  • tempurpedic
  • ALE-8-ONE BOTTLING CO.
  • JIM BEAM BRANDS
  • UK Healthcare
  • uk GATTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • uk COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
  • Eku college of education