Martin Fahrer studied Theatre Arts at Wilmington College of Ohio for two years before transferring to Wright State University and earning his BFA in Design/Technology in 1989. Moving to New York City, he earned his Master of Fine Arts from New York University in 1992.
Fahrer has garnered six Daytime Emmy Awards and fifteen Daytime Emmy Award nominations. He was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series for the daytime television drama Another World in 1998. He is also the winner of the 2001 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for the PBS children’s educational program Between the Lions. In addition Fahrer also won Daytime Emmys for All My Children in both 2003 and 2009 and for One Life to Live in 2007. His last two Daytime Emmy Awards were won in the same category for his work on the reboot of One Life to Live and All My Children when both shows tied for the award.
Currently teaching at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, traveling, and working on numerous projects, Fahrer resides in New York where he continues to enjoy a successful career as a freelance set designer in television, theatre, music video, and commercials.