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Max Erwin is a freelance illustrator specializing in editorial, surface design and animation. Working primarily digitally, Max pushes the bounds of postmodern humor, using absurdity and wit to comment on the state of the world. Inspired by film, vintage comics and pop art, he uses incorporates texture and grain into his otherwise smooth designs to achieve an aesthetic that sits between crisp vector design and rough, hand drawn illustrations.  He lives in Portland, ME with his wife Taylor and dog Ripley where he teaches illustration at the Maine College of Art and Design.


  • New York Times

  • Popular Science

  • New York Magazine

  • TBS/Miracle Workers

  • Sports Illustrated Kids

  • Golf Digest

  • Politico


  • Little White Lies

  • Marriott

  • VICE Media

  • Creative Mammals

  • Vox Media

  • The Hollywood Reporter

  • Texas Monthly

  • Philadelphia Inquirer

  • LiveNation, LLC.

  • The Lonely Island

  • Goodfire Brewing

  • Collective Arts Brewing

  • The  Center For Investigative Reporting

  • Texas Public Radio

  • Defeat by Tweet

  • Briefly Inc.

  • Texas Veterans Association

  • Nashbox

  • Limmer Education, LLC.

  • And Many More...


Represented by IllustrationX

Please contact my agency for all commission inquiries
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