If you don’t already follow Martina Martian then prepare for a seriously heavy dose of girl power, pink and trainers. She’s the Sydney-based designer and illustrator you need to get to know. We caught up with her to chat fave artists, proudest moments and dream collabs…
Tell us about yourself…
Hi! My name is Martina Martian and I’m a designer from Sydney. Both my illustrations and style are inspired by the 80’s and 90’s, with a touch of pink. I’m a big believer of girl power!
What’s the best project you have worked on?
My favourite has been drawing colourful posters for all the ‘GIRLS’ hip-hop/RnB nights here in Sydney. I love hip-hop music and encouraging other women in creative industries, so it’s been awesome bringing that element into the designs.
What is your proudest moment?
Being able to call myself a designer, without any hesitation or doubts in myself!
Who’s your favourite artist and why?
William Eggleston, I love colourful old film photography.
Describe your work in five words…
Pink, nostalgic, bright, feminist, 90’s
What are you working on at the moment?
Merchandise for Australian singer/artist Nicole Millar!
What’s on the agenda for 2016?
Who is your guilty pleasure, most played?
What’s the last thing you listened to?
A chill RNB mix for studying to.
What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?
Panda – Desiigner, hahaha
If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?
Adidas Originals, one day!
What’s your spirit animal?
A cat. Definitely.
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
@artbabygirl – I died when she followed me back.
What makes you laugh?
Really strong Aussie accents!!
What’s your secret addiction?
Matcha (in every form).
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
Ariana Grande- she’s always speaking up for women and she’s super cute.
What would be your superhero power?
Buzzfeed told me its Telekinesis
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Checked my messages, and Instagram.
Tell us something weird about yourself?
I have a lot of chickens.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
What items do you make sure you pack on tour?
I always try to bring a jacket, camera, pen and my journal wherever I go.
Who is your style icon and why?
Rita Ora- all the Adidas, all the time.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
People on the street and movies.
What best describes your style on stage?
Stage fright paired with some nice pink pants!
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
Baggy pants and culottes- sooooo comfortable.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Leather or denim? Denim
Tattoos or no tattoos? Tattoos
Heels or flats? Flats (sneakers)
Red lips or nude lips? Red lips
Instagram or Twitter? Instagram
Kylie or Kendall? Kylie
Rock or rap? Rap
Rihanna or Beyoncé? Beyoncé
Festivals or clubs? Festivals
Ibiza or Vegas? Ibiza
Music or food? Food
Beach or pool? Pool
Dogs or cats? Cats
Nights out or nights in? Out
Gold or silver? Gold
Maxi or mini? Maxi
Wanna know more? Follow Martina on Instagram @martinamartian
Photography by Gianna Hayes @_hazey
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