skip to main content
Jason Martin

Jason Martin

Jason Martin Design

Career Roadmap

Jason's work combines: Design, Business, and Being Creative

See more careers and stories that connect to your interests.

Take Roadmap Quiz

Day In The Life

Owner and Designer

I am an interiors and furniture designer.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Interior Designers:

Bachelor's Degree: Interior Design

Learn more about different paths to this career

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    My first real job in high school was working for an interior designer who also owned a retail store.

  • 2.

    Went to art school. Left school to return home and open an antiques store with my family.

  • 3.

    Moved to LA, managed various furniture showrooms.

  • 4.

    Opened a furniture show room with a business partner selling a line of furniture we designed.

  • 5.

    Expanded business to include interior design work.

  • 6.

    Closed our furniture showroom to focus on my own interior design work away from furniture sales.

  • 7.

    Went to work for a larger design firm as creative director for 4 years.

  • 8.

    Realized that running my own company was best for me, went back to my own design business again.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    You should find a more traditional profession. Being creative is not a real job.

  • How I responded:

    It is good to have some noise in your head. Because if you can hear the noise and still decide to go for it then you are starting on the right foot. A lot of people pick design simply because it seems fun and nontraditional. Those people quickly find that it is a real job and involves a great deal of work. Being "creative" is a small part of my day. Unless you can be happy doing all the things that have to be done before you get to the creative..... pick another job and be creative as a hobby.