Chad Martin is a Native Hawaiian multimedia artist and life-long resident of Hawai’i. A graphic designer by trade, Chad refocused his energies in 2014 from freelance to creating engaging content that aligns with his passion for Hawaiian history and culture. Together with his wife, Chad created the Maka’iwa Keiki Youtube Channgel, which teaches basic Hawaiian language through songs and family-friendly animated content.
Chad’s latest project is WAO AKUA – Realm of Gods, a young adult animated series inspired by the rich mythologies of Hawai’i and the Pacific. With the WAO AKUA series, Chad aims to create dynamic, enduring property that shares the core values, keen cleverness, and the framework of layered meaning instilled in Pacific Island storytelling.