Martellus aka The Black Unicorn aka The Orange Dinosaur is a husband, father and professional athlete. When he’s not scoring touchdowns for the Chicago Bears, you will find Martellus in his Imagination Lounge working hard on his ultimate passion, his art. Whether it’s drawing, writing children’s books or working on his animations, Martellus’s motto on life is simple, “Life can be as awesome as you want it to be!”

What do you wake up thinking about?

I usually wake up thinking about how I can't wait to see how awesome the day will be and wondering what adventure I will go on with my family, or in a book, or through creativity. I always ask myself how can I make the day special for my family!


What's your morning ritual?

Well, first I wake up. I mean, what’s a morning ritual that doesn’t consist of waking up? I usually brush my teeth, head to the Imagination Lounge, read whatever book it is that I am reading for an hour or two. Then, I proceed to whatever I have planned for the day.

How does social media play into your daily life?

I use Instagram as a place to save images of my adventures with friends and family. It makes it easier to find something of somewhat importance and read the caption on what I was feeling at the moment or at least thinking. When you take as many pictures as I do it can get difficult to keep up with them all.

Are we more connected or disconnected than before?

Connectivity has been redefined by our generation as being able to see or read what someone is doing. There's not too much emotional or physical connection anymore. Just because you follow someone on social media doesn't mean you fucking know them personally and you're definitely not connected to them. So, anytime I'm on social media it reminds how distant we really are. It's like everyone has bad depth of perception. We're not as close as we think we are and the world really is as small as we believe.

What is most important to you in life?

My wife and daughter. 

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