Occasionally, you’ll hear of people who have had to decide between their dream job and finishing uni.
I say occasionally, but it’s probably more like once every couple of years and your brain can’t really comprehend what you’re hearing.
Martina Martian is living, breathing proof people like that exist. We chatted to the designer and illustrator on ep 21 of our PEDESTRIAN.TV X Platypus Shoes podcast, to pick her brain about how she got to a point in her life where a passion became her full-time job.
Flitting between London and Sydney, Martina has worked with the likes of Adidas and Nike – who, she points out, sought her out rather than the other way around.
“I think with me, usually they’re collaborating because they want to be working with me and my style – they want me for everything I represent…so, if they’re controlling me too much they’re not going to get that.”
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You may have seen my writing floating around on the internet uncredited this year- maybe if I'd called myself a writer earlier artists/people would stop making my quotes into their own artworks without crediting me for the words ???? On the bright side, whenever I see someone comment 'Martina Martian said that' or 'credit Martina' because they actually recognise my quote, it makes my day. To be known for my thoughts and ideas has always been most important tbh. Anyway this is a collection of some of my best and most important writing from the last year or two, all quotes from my personal diary. Please credit if you do pull a quote ????????
Martina’s entire brand involves creative artwork that include positive affirmations (like the one above), which has rightfully taken off on platforms like Insta.
Poddy host Jack Colquhoun picks her brain about everything from her career trajectory, her fave shoes to whether or not she believes in aliens.
Chuck the poddy a listen, and when you’ve powered through that, you can scope out the rest of our catalogue on Spotify or whatever streaming service tickles ya fancy.