The Martin&Martin team is comprised of artists, designers, craftsman, fabricators, technicians, and engineers all working toward craftsmanship with a clean aesthetics to create the most visually appealing environments.
Martin&Martin is charged with the mission of caring, preserving and displaying art, objects d' art, antiquities, and lighting, while educating clients and viewers about art, light, and history. By bringing high-design, exceptional customer service and superb craftsmanship to art, lighting and exhibits, we create visually aesthetic environments that allow people to enrich their lives.
Internally, Martin&Martin provides a sustainable, creative, challenging work environment where collaboration encourages our people to work as a team, while professionally growing as individuals.
Art conveys a civilization's inner thoughts, knowledge and culture through a visceral experience. As each artists crafts, shapes, paints and designs these pieces, they want to share thoughts to evoke a reaction. At Martin & Martin, we too want to evoke a reaction - one of intrigue and interest. Not for our work, but for the art which is displayed so each brushstroke, shaving, carving and indentation can be enjoyed exactly how the artists intended.
Light has always been a magical element for mankind. In the beginning, our species was lost without it. Over time, we learned how to create it. Martin & Martin harnesses the power of luminescence to envelop artwork and show the brilliance of color, shape and form.
Our logo is a reflection of our company and my life as an artist, designer, entrepreneur and Believer. There are many layers of meaning that run through Martin&Martin's logo design. As an artist, my work has always been influenced by the minimal aesthetic, the conceptual pursuit of order in chaos and subtle, clean simplicity that arises out of those exchanges.
The three squares of the logo and the circle form a “square”, but the circle is the “chaos” in the order or the “organic” in the grid. The three squares symbolize the fine art services division and the circle symbolizes the lighting design services division. The full composition of the logo symbolizes the culmination of the art + light in our exhibit design/fabrication division.
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Monte has a degree in fine art and 17 years of experience in lighting design, product design and fine art services. He has worked for museums, galleries, corporations and private individuals. Monte spends most of his time in lighting and product design, as well as the business development of Martin&Martin. He is married with three beautiful children and spends his free time (not much of it!) with his family and on personal artistic endeavors.
Imelda has dedicated most of her business career to office management and brings many years of experience to the company. Imelda believes in excellence, superb customer service and is always eager to assist others.
In 2002, after 21 years in the insurance business, she opened up her own Home Accessories and Gift shop. Her store not only provided a place to shop but also a place for friends to meet and have fun. Her store was awarded the “Best Gift Shop” three years in a row by the local South Texas community for customer service, having the right product and for meeting customer needs. Even though she loved what she was doing, family brought her to Dallas in 2011. She enjoys her family, friends, home décor and antique shopping.
Born and raised in California, I am a Graduated from the Art Institute of Los Angeles and the Academy of Art in San Francisco with an emphasis on the Golden Age of American Illustration and computer science. I started my career in commercial illustration painting murals for Trader Joe's throughout Southern California and pursuing a freelance career.
Looking for a more rewarding and enriching use of my skills, I took a position setting up art programs for the incarcerate inside California's state prison system facilitating programs in painting, drawing, creative writing and music. After seven years of working within the prison system I transitioned into art studio management for several represented artist in California, working scheduling and logistics. Following the economic decline in California, I moved my family to Texas and began working in fine art services and custom fabrication.
A member of the Martin and Martin crew since December of 2014, James came on board to complete the electrical division of the company for a major lighting job with the Hyatt. James holds an Associates degree in Computer Electronics Engineering; has worked as a mechanic for 15 years, and was an engineering tech in Alternative Fuels. James is currently engaged and waiting to be wed in the summer of 2016. During his free time James enjoys building Legos, puzzles and spending time with all his children(his dogs).
Trevor Abram is a digital designer at Martin & Martin Design. After leaving the military after 4 years, he started pursuing entrepreneurship and design, teaching himself user interface design. He’s also involved in startups in Dallas area, and currently has a digital design company called Fide Agency. His favorite types of art involve modern bold shapes and architecture. He lives in Dallas with his wife and daughter.
Cliff has his Associates degree in Electrical Engineering. He learned his current craft from a great electrician and is loving every step of the way with Martin & Martin. Currently learning carpentry and welding as the days go by from the guys in the shop. Great with hands tools and carefully approach every project we have. I'm very energetic, charismatic, and a great person to know.
Seasoned Electrician, Custom Home Builder and Police Officer. Wayne has worked on and off with Martin&Martin for over a decade running lighting and electrical jobs. Wayne heads up our electrical division and is known as the “MacGyver” of the group. He can figure anything out, which comes in handy when you are working on remodel lighting projects.
Josh, who has known from a young age that he wanted to be an artist, was born in Mississippi and now resides in Dallas. He has a BSA in General Arts and continued his studies through apprenticeships in many areas from blacksmith to stained glass. Josh is an active artist looking for a gallery, and wants to learn pottery and glass blowing. He also wants to organize an art commune for artist to gather, thrive, and learn from each other. Josh particularly enjoys art because it is so fluid.
Joshua was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and raised in Texas. He is a mixed media artist, and has been working with wood since High school. Joshua is a husband and father of three and his future aspirations are to learn advanced joints and woodworking techniques. Joshua wants a solo show in Sol Paulo, Brazil.
Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, Jonathan Molina-Garcia is an interdisciplinary photo media artist currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He holds an MFA degree in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts, and graduated with a BFA in Photography and a BA in Art History from the University of North Texas. His recent exhibitions include “Cut-ups: Queer Collage Practices,” at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in 2016, and its previous sister iteration, “Cock-Paper-Scissors” at the ONE Archives gallery in Los Angeles, California; both curated by the ONE Archives Foundation.
Mariano holds a BA in Art History from the University of Oklahoma. In addition to art installation, his interests include going on adventures, traveling, riding his motorcycle around town, shopping at thrift stores, and faking illness to get out of work.
After graduating with an Accounting degree from Texas A&M University, Mary worked as an auditor for the Texas Comptroller's Office. She then joined the Internal Audit Department at the Texas A&M University System offices.
After taking a break to stay home with her children, Mary re-entered the workforce as a contract accountant/office support for small businesses. Mary began working with Martin&Martin in February 2013. Mary met her husband skydiving while a student at A&M (they "fell" for each other). They have two incredible daughters, and two awful cats! Mary enjoys time with her family and friends, and makes time for volunteering at their schools, church and girl scouts.
Susan has several years of experience in all aspects of the freight industry and found that very helpful when moving artwork over the last 13 with Masterpiece International. She always enjoyed learning how artwork was created and this was very helpful in the international transport of it. Now at Martin&Martin, Susan is glad to have a closer look at the art handling process. She is looking forward to arranging art handling services for our customers and letting the art community know about Martin and Martin Design services.
David is the newest member of Martin&Martin Design. He has over 32 years designing and building crates, and is also a visual artist.