Art Director | Graphic Designer
My name is Robert Martin. I’m a graphic designer from Southern California. I enjoy creating visual experiences whether it be through pixels, print or fine art. I like being diverse and entrepreneurial in everything I do.
Without the support of my wife, family & friends, I wouldn’t be where I am at today. Very few people have the opportunity to do what they love for a living and I’d like to acknowledge the key people who showed me the world of art at an early age.My Grandma Gwen was the first and most important influence on me. As a kid I spent my summer breaks at my grandparent’s house and that’s when my Grandma introduced her passion of art to me. She shared her art books and we would watch Bob Ross paint his classic oil paintings together on TV.
He made it look so easy and after watching a handful of his shows, she had me painting ducks, birds, and landscapes on canvas. For a 7 year old, they were pretty good but my Grandma made me feel like I was Picasso reborn. She has inspired me beyond words and I can’t thank her enough.
Another big influence on me came later, my high school art teacher Leon Caraco (Lakewood High School, CA 1992-1996). I took his art class all 4 years of high school. By my sophomore year, I was his teacher’s assistant and he promoted me to an independent studies student. Mr. Caraco saw something in me and he put the pressure on me to go beyond what all the other students were doing and work harder. By my senior year, my art was published in a few magazines and he had my work featured in many local art shows.
After High School, I focused my sights on taking my love for art and making a career out of it. When I first started out in this industry I didn’t know where it would take me. But since then, I have met so many great people, accomplished things beyond what I dreamed of, created a career for myself that I am proud of today and credit all that to the inspirations and support of those around me.
As a designer, I tell stories. I love using design to teach an audience how to do something technical and challenging, or making an audience feel the impact of a voice with a story to share.