Born in 1980, Martin spent his adolescent years traveling, studying, partying and doodling relentlessly. In 2001 he resigned to pursue a career in Architecture and moved to UK, first to Edinburgh, and 3 years later he settled in London, where eventually he graduated from University of East London with First Class BA (Hons) in Illustration and Printmaking. While at Uni Martin’s sweat and tears were rewarded twice with: 2012 UEL Print Olympics FabPad Prize and 2013 Thames Barrier Print Studio Printmaking Student Award.

Since graduating in 2013, Martin was busy designing and screen printing for his own ethical and ecological clothing brand 10tacled, but also freelancing occasionally with a range of international clients (New Scientist, Monokoto, Art Brut, The Rifffs). In recent years Martin became involved in designing jewellery for a startup brand Magpie’s Loot, which successful collaboration later led him to design their brand identity and web presence.

In 2017 Martin teamed up with two other local designers (Magpie’s Loot and Verry Kerry) to open Bamboo & Bee, an artist-led boutique and studio in Bethnal Green, in the heart of London’s East End.

When it comes to work, despite being proficient in digital ways (Adobe Suite, HTML), Martin's preferred weapon of choice is always pen and ink. Even though Martin spends countless hours glued to the screen working on Photoshop, what really makes him tick is to get absolutely filthy with inks while screen printing and etching or to draw some blood while lino-cutting!