From an early age Martina has always loved to draw. Her favourite pastime was taking left over rolls of wallpaper and drawing on the back. She would start at one end and her friend at the other and together they would create their very own imaginary magical worlds of castles, princesses and underwater scenes. It would keep them quiet for quite a long time.
Martina started her career as a children‘s wear designer. This helped her to gain the commercial awareness plus the understanding and importance of trends that is needed in the design business. She then moved on to the homeware and gifting side of the business as a design manager. She found this extremely rewarding. Being able to start from a mood board to then turn that one trend into a commercial range to suit the clients customer base, making sure that products cost in and met all technical requirements and working closely with the factories was a challenge that she loved.
From this Martina naturally progressed to designing children‘s toys, and she was in her element! This really took her back to her childhood and the imaginary play worlds she would create. This made her realise that something was missing. It was her roll of wallpaper and pot of pencils. So after ten years of management she decided to take the big leap into the world of freelance, armed with her roll of wallpaper or rather her Mac. She‘ now drawing all day long with just one aim…. to make all her customers happy and smiley! View Full Bio