Max Kostenko is a professional Character Designer and Concept Artist from Moscow, Russia, specialized in creating illustrations and characters for animated movies, ads, printed media and feature films.

Originally beginning his career as a self-taught artist, he has later gone on to work for many years as a freelancer in the advertising industry, collaborating with top brands from all over the world (such as BBDO Moscow, DDB Chicago, JWT, TBWA, LoweAdventa, Saatchi&Saatchi, Visa, Skoda, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Walkers Crisps).

More recently he has switched his attention to the movie industry, where he has earned the opportunity to work with some of the best international studios (DreamWorks, Paramount, Legendary, BlueSky, Warner Bros, Industrial Light & Magic, MPC) thanks to his skills and experience.

Among many others, he has worked as a creature designer in Chris Wedge’s film Monster Trucks (2017) and as a concept artist in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).

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