Martin Salazar was born in Cali, Colombia but moved to New Jersey when he was eight years old. In 2007 he was accepted into Ringling College of Art & Design, where he majored in Graphic & Interactive Communication for 4 years. During his time in college, he was fortunate to have two internships where he worked on editorial projects: the first was with Roger Black in NYC, and the second was with Fernando Gutierrez in London. After graduating, he worked as a designer at ESPN magazine with award-winning creative directors, John Korpics and Chin Wang. He went on to work at GQ magazine, under legendary magazine design director Fred Woodward. For nearly five years, Woodward taught him the power of ideas and finding harmony between typography and photography. Martin has now moved on to work as an art director at MTV, where he collaborates with photographers, illustrators, designers, and animators alike to brand new television shows. His work has been recognized by The Type Directors Club, The Society of Publication Designers, and Graphis. In 2018 he was a YG16 Finalist for graphic design.
You can contact him at martinsalazardesign(at)gmail.com


New York Times Magazine (freelance) August 2018 - Current
MTV (freelance) February - July 2018
GQ Magazine 2013 - 2017
ESPN Magazine 2011 - 2013
SY Partners Summer - 2011
Fernando GutiĆ©rrez Studio (internship), London - Summer - 2010
Roger Black Studio (internship), NYC - Summer - 2009


Ringling College of Art and Design 2007-2011
Basel Basics in Design and Typography with Wolfgang Weingart 2008