Martin started working in 1989 as a designer after finishing a degree in Graphic Design and run his own business until 1995 in Germany. From 1997 to 1998 he worked voluntarily in India as designer and artist.
After coming to the UK in 1999 he finished his Master of Design at the Edinburgh College of Art in illustration in December 2000.
From 2001 to 2009 he worked as a freelancer in addition to working in different jobs before founding the Red Balloon Studio in 2009 (please see www.redballoonstudio.co.uk). At the same time he started working at ECAS.
Since 2006, he has been sharing his creative talents with others, teaching water colour painting and calligraphy. He is proud to have won a Fine Art Award in 2011 and two Calligraphic Awards in 2010 and 2011 at the British Library in London.