Martin was born and raised in Stockholm. After graduating from Konstfack he moved to Italy to work as an in-house designer at Whirlpool Europe. In 1997 he moved to Jönköping to set up as a design consultant. Martin believes that an industrial designer must take responsibility for his or her ideas and distinguish him or herself by working across boundaries. This means that he is often responsible for the design concept, determining the form, and the final production documentation.