Chris Martinez has over 30 years of creative experience in advertising, business development and global marketing with some of the top companies in the world, including Apple, Audi, Clorox and Kellogg’s, Chris is an artist musician and comes from a family of creative people. At the age of 21, he co-founded and started his own successful brand of men's clothing. Next, he would go on to work with some of the biggest advertising agencies producing award-winning work.
Chris Martinez was a Lead Creative for Apple where he managed a team of 8 creative professionals. He was in charge of developing retail-training materials for the companies 90 locations worldwide.
During his time at Venables Bell & Partners S.F., he was the Studio Director managing some of the country’s best art directors. In 2006 it was at Venables that Chris led the agency to its biggest win in history a 70 million dollar account with Audi of America.
Chris Martinez has had a successful career and has been dedicated to every project he has been assigned to. He is a uniquely talented entrepreneur and qualified in creative direction, design, advertising, marketing, and business development. He has helped businesses rethink how to win new business and how to reach the audience that they are trying to reach.
In 2012 he founded with son Jordin CREATE Skateboards lifestyle brand. In 2019 they opened the flagship store in San Francisco at 6th and Market Street. San Francisco based skateboard and apparel company. All Designs are made in the U.S and a portion of our proceeds are donated to endangered animal conservation.