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Max Friedman is an award-winning designer, art director, and published illustrator. His work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club of New York, D&AD, Cannes, One Show, 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 Activist Award, and was the single recipient of the prestigious Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship 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 Thinking Creatively Design Conference keynote speaker, as well as the university's 2018 Open House keynote speaker.
Following graduation, Max worked for a few years at Manhattan advertising agency Droga5 with clients such as Under Armour, Blizzard Entertainment, Quilted Northern and Johnsonville. He is currently Design Director at Figliulo & Partners in New York, making cool things for Vimeo, CNN, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, and more.