Jennifer Kinon and Bobby C. Martin Jr. are designers and educators based in New York City. They co-founded the branding and design agency OCD | The Original Champions of Design. Together they develop brand and identity systems for a broad range of clients including the National Basketball Association, Girl Scouts of the USA and Friends of the High Line. They have received awards from the Art Directors Club, D&AD, AIGA, the Type Directors Club and Print, and they were awarded a “Best of Show” and “Judge’s Pick” in the 2011 Brand New Awards.
Kinon recently served as the president of AIGA New York. Prior to founding OCD, she worked in the New York office of Pentagram with Michael Bierut, served as design director of New York City’s 2012 Olympic Bid and worked as art director for Graphis Inc. She graduated from the University of Michigan and later earned an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts. Kinon is the first graduate from that program to join its faculty. Prior to founding OCD, Martin developed brand experiences from the inside out while leading internal design teams at Nokia, in London, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has also served on the board of directors of AIGA New York. Martin teaches identity design at The Cooper Union and recently joined the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, where he received his M.F.A. in design. He also has a degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.