Julie Martin

Freelance Architectural Design and fine artist

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Please provide a personal bio for other members to get to know you

I’m an architectural designer and fine artist. As with most designers, my career began with a love of drawing… but I’ve always been analytical as well. I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati (DAAP) and have since worked for several architects and 3D design studios creating retail, restaurant, and hospitality spaces. I also have a studio at Blockfort, a warehouse-turned-art-gallery space in downtown Columbus. I create paintings and digital collages and have recently launched an online e-commerce store selling prints and products.

Please provide an overview of the project(s) you'll be focusing on for the next 12 weeks as part of Unreal Collective.

I have an interest in business, strategy, and entrepreneurialism and would like to one day own a design company, so I’m joining Unreal to ease the transition from salaried designer to full-time freelancer.