We first learned about Shantell Martin when we went to a Moviehouse event at 3rd Ward back in 2009. She was performing her sketch projector project – Hidden Oras. During the performance, Ms Martin live-illustrates to music being played and often encourages the crowd to participate by interacting with the projection.
Other than these performances, Ms Martin is also a skilled and prolific illustrator drawing on everything from walls, to cars to sweatshirts. She has collaborated with some pretty big brands and names like NikeID, Nigel Barker and 3×1.
Another reason we’re big fans? Although originally from London, Shantell is currently calling our favorite borough home <3