Ken Martin is CEO, Executive Creative Director, and co-founder of BLITZ, a world-renowned interactive agency that develops interactive campaigns, rich-internet applications, and user interfaces. As CEO, Ken’s role involves setting market strategy with the executive team to maximize growth and deliver cutting edge solutions and value to BLITZ’s worldwide clientele. His passion lies in nurturing and cultivating the spirit of innovation, creativity, and teamwork in everyone at BLITZ. Ken leads by example while evangelizing the promise of an envisioned interactive-centric, advertising world.
As Executive Creative Director, Ken is recognized as a thought leader for the experience economy as he works with top brands to identify trends and opportunities, fuse insights with ideas, and redefine the audience’s experience. With over 42+ awards since 2002 (OneShow, KeyArt, London International Advertising Awards, SXSW, Flashforward Film Festival, FWA, ADDYs, HBO Comedy Festival), Ken works with BLITZ’s top client list of Microsoft, GE, Adobe, Cranium, Epson, and Stagr, to conceptualize results-driven, brand-centric, campaigns and applications that entertain while they inform.
Prior to BLITZ, Ken co-founded Silicon Valley-based, eStudio, an innovative interactive content developer. He was instrumental in raising $5M in venture capital. An avid entrepreneur even at age 15, Ken founded SignWorks and sold the business at age 18. Eleven years later, SignWorks is still going strong in the digital sign industry.
When not at the office, Ken resides in Southern California with his wife, Ruth, and their three sons, Ethan, Gavin, and Colin. Ken has also been rumored to shred at Guitar Hero on PS2.