Max Friedman is an award winning graphic designer, art director, and published illustrator.

His work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club of New York (winning the Portfolio Night All Star award), D&AD, Cannes, the Effie's, the Clios, ADC New Jersey, and American Illustration/American Photography. 

While attending Kean University, Max was recognized as the 2015 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year, received an Outstanding Human Rights Young Adult Activist Award, and was the single recipient of the prestigious Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship In Graphic Design for his four years of study. Before graduating, Max illustrated a three-textbook series on the fundamentals of design with Pearson Publishing and recently returned to Kean as the 2017 Thinking Creatively design conference keynote speaker. 

Max is currently an Art Director at Droga5, working on campaigns for Johnsonville, Quilted Northern, Dos Equis, Tencent Games and more.



CANNES Silver Lion (Film: Made the Johnsonville Way)

D&AD Wood Pencil (Sausage Dome)

Thinking Creatively Keynote Speaker, 2017

Clio Gold (Blizzard Entertainment)

Clio Silver (Blizzard Entertainment)

Cannes Bronze Lion (Film Craft: Rule Yourself)

ADCNY Portfolio Night All-Star, 2015

ADCNJ Best of the Best Award, 2015

ADCNJ Illustrator of the Year, 2015

Kean University Undergraduate Researcher of the Year, 2015

Kean University Outstanding Human Rights Activist Award, 2015

ADCNJ Design Artistry Award, 2014

AI-AP International Motion Arts Award, 2014

Kean University Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship, 2011–2015