The Art Department Berlin 2023

Max Ulichney is an art director, illustrator, visual development artist, CG supervisor, and director with diverse, fast-paced commercial and short film production experience. He is skilled at developing innovative visual styles for a wide variety of clients while constantly seeking to lead and inspire new teams of artists to tell ever more compelling animated stories. A fabulous addition to our line-up!

He calls himself an “artist who wears many hats, literally and artistically”. As an animation art director and director, the majority of his career has been focused on CG supervision and production, skills which have fed back into his visual development and illustration work in the form of fun, production-worthy characters, and scenes with bold cinematography at the forefront.

His clients include Dreamworks, Netflix, Procreate, Marvel, Microsoft, Riot Games, Warner Bros, ImagineFX and 3D Total.


Since 2018 he also started creating top selling brushes for Procreate. Thousands of artists across the world now trust their works to the MaxPacks – a set of natural media brushes designed to give digital paintings a richly textured traditional feel

During his talk at The Art Department Berlin Max will be discussing his career journey from graphic design to visual effects, animation, illustration, and entrepreneurship. And within all of that, how he has found his artistic identity and is able to manage shifting priorities and inspiration.

He joined us online during Playgrounds BLEND 2020 but we can’t wait to meet him this May, in real life, in Berlin!

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