Podcaster, Filmmaker, Educator
Chris Martin is a curiosity builder, filmmaker, and award-winning educator obsessed with creativity and curiosity. He is also the producer and host behind Getting Work to Work, a weekly podcast for creative entrepreneurs. He loves stories that are filled to the brim with heart, edge, and fearlessness, and can’t get enough of real people living their authentic and unique lives. Read more about Chris below.
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Never satisfied with just one label, Chris Martin is a curiosity builder, filmmaker, podcaster, and award-winning educator obsessed with creativity and curiosity. He loves stories that are filled to the brim with heart, edge, and fearlessness, and can’t get enough of real people living their authentic and unique lives.
Since 2002, Chris has been involved in a variety of filmmaking projects ranging from live video production and documentary video production to feature film production and episodic web series production. In 2006, he started his own creative business initially as a full-service design agency (before it was called that) focusing on multiple aspects of his curiosity including design, web development, photography, and video production. Over the years, he has focused primarily on promotional video projects for companies and causes he cares about, from Wacom and The Kirk Company to Design Portland and The Salvation Army in Vancouver, WA.
In 2012, Chris transformed his career by becoming an adjunct instructor at Clark College in Vancouver, WA teaching a variety of courses including video production, motion graphics, web design, and professional practices. In 2014, he was awarded the Exceptional Faculty award for his impact on students and how he brings his work experience into the classroom. Chris continues to bring his passion for improving people’s lives and the stories of his experiences to the classroom.
For the past three years, he has produced Getting Work To Work, a weekly podcast for creative entrepreneurs who are on a mission of bringing ideas to life by creating new things and getting their work to work. From monologues about the internal and external issues creative entrepreneurs deal with (drawn from his personal experiences) to conversations with artists, filmmakers, designers, and business owners, Chris brings every ounce of his passion to each episode. As the show reaches (and blows by) the 300 episode milestone, the audience (and his confidence) continues to grow.
When Chris isn’t producing Getting Work To Work, making films, reading a good book, making copious notes, or teaching, he is producing courses to build people’s curiosity called Curiosity Builders. He is also studying to become a certified coach to further help creative entrepreneurs get their work to work.