Max Scratchmann has been a freelance illustrator for over thirty years and his work has appeared on over forty book covers, various CD sleeves and T-shirts and literarily hundreds of magazines in Britain, America and Japan.

His client list includes Harper-Collins - The Guardian - The Wall Street Journal - The Korn Ferry Institute - Reed - IPC - Longman - Serino Coyne Advertising (New York) - Bloodaxe Books - Scottish Opera - Scynchrono Crossings (Tokyo) - Ms London - Girl About Town - Sugar - Catch - City Life - Midweek - Attitude - XL - Tigerprint - Marketing Week - Graphics International - Yes - Vox - New Moon - Desire - Village Voice - the Big Issue - Metropolitan - Football Management - Insider - Entrepreneur - Incognito - Naxos Audio Books - Revels Playtexts - Manchester University Press - Coliseum Theatre - Sunday Herald - Pearson Education - Trader - Moondance Media - British Airways - The Law Society and many more.

Max is the author of ILLUSTRATION 101, the popular business bible for illustrators, fifteen years old in 2014 and currently in its fourth edition; and How to Grab the ATTENTION or Art Directors and Editors by the Simple Use of Postcards.  

He has received the New York Dimensional Illustrators' Bronze Award three times, once for Recycled Sculpture and twice for Paper Collage.

He has led seminars on self-promotion for artists at the Centre for Arts Development Training in Liverpool and taught both collage and digital art throughout the country. He has also exhibited frequently and his Solo Shows include:

Panting Fairies, the Edge, Soho Square, London

Theatres of Dreams, the Belmont Picture House, Aberdeen

Magicians, Aberdeen Arts Centre


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