Member Monday: David Martin

Describe yourself in one sentence.

David offers Web Design, Web Hosting, SEO, & Internet Marketing Services in Bloomington, Indiana since 2004.

Where do you work?

I’m an entrepreneur and started David Martin Design where I work mostly by myself but also contract some work out to other very talented designers and artists.

Favorite program/tools to use for designing?

I like G-Suite & Google products for office productivity, WordPress for building websites, & I use a plethora of online tools to get the job done.

Design hero?

Jeffrey Zeldman wrote a book called Designing with Web Standards that completely changed how I design & build websites. He’s been a role model for me and has some very good web design experience & advice.

Favorite thing to do outside of work?

Outside of work I like to stay active including playing pickleball, frisbee golf, and enjoying the outdoors. I like to ride e-bikes, attend concerts with my friends, and spend time with my family.

Favorite place in Indy?

My favorite place in Indy is EZ E-Bike Rentals on the east side of Indianapolis in Cumberland. This work project also is a fun personal activity. Jim’s been a great client and I consider him a very good friend.

How and why did you get involved with AIGA? Approximately how long have you been involved with the organization?

I got involved with AIGA because I’ve been a designer for a long time. It’s important to join professional trade associations and I support what AIGA stands for. I have been involved for less than a year officially but have been designing websites since 1998. I saw a Meetup group in Indianapolis and decided to join AIGA before attending the Meetup.

What are you currently working on?

I’m building several new websites including one for a quilter & a painter. I’m working on improving my procedures, learning to work better with others, and being more communicate with my clients.

Any projects you want to highlight?

I’d love to highlight Artisan Alley. I’ve been working with Adam Nahas, the executive director, for many years and he was recently awarded with a 501(c)3 non-profit status. He supports local artists in the Bloomington, Indiana community and gives them the tools and space to support their work. He offers a tool sharing library (Burl & Ingot), a cooperative art shop (MADE), two art gallery spaces (Dimensions Gallery & Twisted), all under the umbrella of Artisan Alley. He’s done a great job of fostering the arts and growing our creative community. I’ve worked with him for several years on setting up his online presence. I’ve hosted his websites, helped him get WordPress setup & optimized, and worked with many people in the Artisan Alley organization to help spread the good word.

By Kailee Koehler
Published January 6, 2020