On The Avenue: Cody Martin

Cody Martin is an illustrator from Murfreesboro, Tennessee who is turning his lifelong love of drawing into a career that will allow him to become more self-sufficient. Instead of letting autism hinder him, he works very hard to purse his dreams of entertaining people with his gift. With direction and encouragement from the staff at Westwood Avenue, Cody is pursuing his dream of being a working illustrator.

One of Cody’s biggest sources of encouragement is Westwood Avenue designer Brenden Melton. When Cody Martin was first hired to work at Westwood, Brenden quickly discovered how to work with him in order to elicit his best work. After gaining each other’s trust, the two began working to create images that feature great scenes around our office, and then moved on to illustrating some of Nashville’s most iconic landscapes.

From coloring books, original designs, posters and prints to cartoon columns, the awesome work from these two young men is coming to life and being published more each day. You can sample some of their work below.




Thank you to Cody and Brenden for being such an awesome part of our team, and thank YOU for stopping by today On The Avenue.

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