Max Erwin is a freelance illustrator specializing in editorial, advertising and app/game design. Working with a mix of digital and traditional mediums, Max pushes the bounds of humor and postmodern concepts, using absurdist humor to comment on the state of the world. His clients include Popular Science, Sports Illustrated, LiveNation and NashBox. He lives in Portland, ME with his fiànce Taylor and dog Ripley. When he is not illustrating he teaches illustration at his alma mater Maine College of Art and at Montserrat College of Art. He loves cooking, horror films, basketball and many more things.


  • Popular Science

  • TBS/Miracle Workers

  • Sports Illustrated Kids

  • Politico

  • Marriott

  • VICE Media

  • Creative Mammals

  • Vox Media

  • The Hollywood Reporter

  • Collective Arts Brewing

  • The  Center For Investigative Reporting

  • Texas Monthly

  • Texas Public Radio

  • LiveNation, LLC.

  • The Lonely Island

  • Defeat by Tweet

  • Briefly Inc.

  • Texas Veterans Association

  • Nashbox

  • Limmer Education, LLC.

  • Roadblock Music Festival

  • Waterfront Concerts

  • Quiet Tide Goods

  • Pinecone + Chickadee

  • Damnationland Film Festival

  • Portland Phoenix



  • A Feast for the Eyes: Solo Exhibition Oct. 2018 Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland ME

  • Picnic Arts Festival, Dec. 2018

  • Eat More Art: Group Show June 2017 Pinecone+ Chickadee, Portland, ME

  • VHS: A Tribute to 80's Cinema May 2016

  • Eat More Art: Group Show June 2016 Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland, ME