Max Pepper is a Florida-grown and New York-based graphic designer and illustrator with experience in branding, editorial work, animation, print design, art direction, and writing in the third person.

His work tends toward the bold and fun, but he is more than capable of some understated elegance when the situation calls for it. He’s exceptionally friendly, inquisitive, and a great team player, capable of bringing some levity to a situation with his own brand of “elevated dad humor”.

As a Florida transplant living in Brooklyn since 2009, he’s arguably earned his “True New Yorker” status, while still enjoying(?) the occasional alligator dream held over from his days growing up in the panhandle. Among the myriad interests that the Big Apple (as it is known by True New Yorkers) affords, he loves movies, concerts, galleries, museums, and other things that the year 2020 has made impossible to enjoy. He also loves biking (which is thankfully still a thing), and he’s an avid Risograph print-maker. During normal times, you can often find him in the SVA RisoLab working on posters, themed calendars, comics, and books, that he exhibits at comics and arts fairs. He lives with his wife Mari, daughter Asa, and Shiro the dog.

His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, as well as both his parents, who think his drawings are “very neat.” His books have been carried by Desert Island Comics, Printed Matter, and the Brooklyn Museum Library.

For inquiries about a project, please email him at He would be delighted to work with you.


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Thank you for scrolling! As a bonus, here is an undated drawing from Max’s childhood, illustrating a man unphased by dire circumstance.

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