Dear Friends of KMA,
In 1996, I started Kerestes-Martin Associates, Inc., with only one full time employee and an intern! It’s hard to believe that twenty years have past and the success the firm has experience over the past two decades has been substantial. In the late 90s I met David Kosick, a client of mine working on a large healthcare project. The transition from client to business partner in 2000 changed the dynamic of the company. His arrival was the impetus for the firm leapfrogging to new heights. As a result, KMA Design has grown consistently year after year to become one of the most successful experiential graphic design firms in the nation with work in 29 states, Paris and Rome. In 2015, KMA opened a Tampa office to better serve our numerous Florida-based clients.
Our staff has grown from the original 2 to 16 full-time employees with a variety of backgrounds in art, design, communications, journalism, interior design, industrial design, business and engineering. This group of professionals has been key in the firm’s ability to maintain long-term clients and secure new ones along the way. KMA has had some fantastic clients representing healthcare, higher education, casinos, theme parks, convention centers, professional sporting complexes, criminal justice, Fortune 500 companies and city wayfinding projects. KMA has been the recipient of numerous design awards and accolades on both a local and national front.
A special thanks to everyone who helped me bring a dream to fruition…clients, staff, fabricators, consultants, architects and friends! Here’s to the next twenty!
Barbara J. Martin
Chief Executive Officer