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Marth Gradisher, the talented comic artist behind Martha Gradisher Portfolio, has been working in the graphic industry for over 30 years. Martha started her career at Gannett Newspapers, where she was the recipient of many awards for her outstanding work. After leaving that position, she began illustrating children's books, five of them for Harper Collins Pubishers and Penguin Press.


 

Times Mirror Multimedia was the next stop on Martha’s diverse career path. The Co.’s primary business of creating CDRoms allowed Martha to become an expert in the use of Photoshop software and eventually led to the position of Creative Director. This experience resulted in Martha being recruited into the growing Internet Advertising industry, creating websites for such well known brands as M&M Mars, Maybelline, Mastercard, IBM and Sony. As a result of her outstanding work Martha shared a prestigious Print and Digital Illustration award with British illustrator Ralph Steadman for their work on Sony Walkman.

As many start-up agencies did during that period Martha’s employer went through an acquisition and re-organization that resulted in Martha becoming a freelance artist, creating the diverse portfolio you see on this website. Primarily a published cartoonist Martha’s website includes a growing database of thousands of single panel cartoons for such publications as The Harvard Business Review. The New Yorker. Reader’s Digest, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and the FunnyTimes.
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