Artist & Graphic Artist for Film and TV
Maximilian Bode is an illustrator and fine artist born and raised in New York City. Bode's first job out of college was as an art director at The New Yorker. After 5 years behind a desk, Bode knew it was time to move on, and quit to pursue the uncertainty of a freelance career. In his interview, Bode discusses the unpredictable "ups and downs" of a freelance career, how to know when it's time to quit your job, and the importance of creativity.
Bode is a born and bred New Yorker; he was raised in the tough streets of Soho, where he lived until he moved to Brooklyn to attend Pratt Institute. Out of school, he largely supported himself as a freelance artist.
In January of 2006, Bode was asked to join the art department of The New Yorker magazine as an art director, and the youngest employee in their organization. He remained there for five years, all the while focusing on his art. During that time his work was shown in galleries in Brooklyn, the East Village, Dumbo, and Chelsea.
In 2010, Bode left The New Yorker to devote more time to his own practice and to teach at Pratt Institute. Since then Bode has continued to show his art and produce graphic arts for film and TV.