Hello, I’m Martin Kay

Design Director, IDEO San Francisco

I help clients create a vision and bring it to life through the design of physical products and brand experiences.

What you won't learn from my bio: 
I penned the typography for the cover of David and Tom Kelley's Creative Confidence.

Joined IDEO:
2007

My Work

Full Bio

Martin Kay is a Portfolio Director at IDEO’s San Francisco studio. He leads creative teams and helps guide the industrial design discipline. As a multi-disciplinary designer, his passion lies in practicing holistic design, connecting products, interactions, space, and brand identity. Martin has over a decade of design consulting experience across a broad range of industries including electronics, soft goods, food and beverage, transportation, beauty, and hospitality. He brings the same creative passion to any design challenge, whether it’s working with the biggest global brands or small, disruptive start-ups.

Martin’s work has received IDEA and RSA awards and has been featured in various publications and exhibitions. His prior experience includes working at London design firm, PDD group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from The University of Salford, Manchester, with first class honors.

Martin is originally from Manchester, England, and in his free time likes to paint, cook, and mix a mean cocktail.