Martin on Media is penned by Martin Hawrysko, a late 30s millennial with an enthusiasm for all things media. He uses this space as a therapeutic outlook to unsolicitedly share his interest and potential insight on a variety of media related subjects pertaining to broadcasting, journalism, graphic design, marketing, and technology.
What began as a childhood curiosity over call letters stemmed into a full blown fascination with live radio and television broadcasting. Along the way, he developed an eye for critiquing logos, which fueled a passion for graphic design and branding. Growing up in the late 1990s as the Internet was becoming more mainstream allowed him to become an early adapter of various digital media. By the early 2000s, he had taught himself how to build websites, was immersed with computer graphics, and discovered a knack for writing. In 2008, he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in graphic design and print journalism from Lewis University.
Over the past decade-plus, Martin has made his living as a graphic and web designer while regularly consumed with content development and digital marketing. Away from work, he enjoys running, indulging his curiosity over astronomy, studying 19th and 20th century British history and culture, and keeping up with his favorite sports teams.
Martin resides from the southwest suburbs of Chicago, where he has spent his entire life. He is married with one wife, has one mortgage, and an unusually large collection of baseball caps and coffee mugs.