Business 100 – 2015

David Martin/Fantasy Interactive

David Martin is the founder and C.E.O. of Fantasy Interactive, a human-based design agency that helps its clients “think beyond the ordinary” by combining digital strategy and user experience design. The company’s client list is as extensive as it is impressive, with brands like Facebook, HP, USA Today, and Twitter, to name a few. In 2008, Fantasy made Imagine Publishing’s list of the 21 Most Inspiring Companies, along with Apple, Virgin, and Pixar.

Martin founded the agency in 1999 in Sweden, and the company currently has headquarters in New York and San Francisco. Since its inception, Fantasy has received over 200 industry awards and helped thousands of clients worldwide to further their companies’ image and brand. 2015 saw the launch of Fantasy’s new website, Fantasy.co, and the company has been nominated for Agency of the Year by Net Magazine.

Martin was born in County Dublin, and his first job was working at a paint factory during the summer. He attended Institute of Technology Tallaght, and lives in San Francisco with his wife Camilla and their son Maverick.