John Carl Martin
John Carl Martin is a master of transformation and a triumph of the human spirit. A self taught artist, native of Barbados, born with sickle cell anemia and a hearing impairment that went undiscovered until age 32, John turned to his creative gifts to overcome life's obstacles and adapt to his surroundings. John channeled his creative gifts to not only survive, but thrive.
What Makes Me Happy, What Brings Me Joy.
A series of Social Emotional Literacy children’s books, co-created, authored and illustrated by John Carl Martin and his daughter, Destiny Martin.
Happy Island books and product are designed to stimulate the imagination and encourage a positive mental attitude towards finding the joy in life.
Art • Fashion • Graphics
JMartin Designs has collaborated with companies such as Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, Sony Picture, Brand Jordan, Interscope Records, Mattel, Gap, Audi and featured on celebrities like Missy Elliott, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, David Beckham, Will Smith, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, Don Cheadle, and many more.