DIGITAL STORYBOARDS

My name is Max Forward, and I’m a Storyboard Artist and Illustrator based in Los Angeles, specializing in Advertising, Short Form Content and Video Game Trailers.

My most impressive recent work can’t be posted here until the “heat” dies down, so everything I’ll post here is at least 2 years old (as of June 2024). That said, I’ll be focusing more on updating this site with samples in an effort to help my industry more firmly establish the importance of our craft in these trying times.

If you have questions regarding availability or just want to ask a storyboard artist some questions, please feel free to email my anytime: maxforward@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to help 🙂

  • Xbox “Scorpio” Debut Trailer

    Xbox “Scorpio” Debut Trailer

    Earlier this year I had a blast working with the good people at BLIND on their amazing project:  The Xbox “Scorpio” debut trailer.  This officially introduced the world to the Xbox One X, and it’s always an honor to be included on such high-profile assignments.  I’ve generously been given permission to show some of the…

  • Aldi “Christmas Carrot” Storyboards

    Aldi “Christmas Carrot” Storyboards

    In Los Angeles, Christmas starts in September.  If you work in commercial production, that is!  Indeed it takes a couple of months for projects to get greenlit and produced in time for airing during the holiday season.  So it was that last year I was working on a fun Christmas project for my clients at…

  • What I’m Packing Now

    What I’m Packing Now

    My New Mobile Studio: Wacom MobileStudio Pro and MacBook Pro This is a post about my new digital studio, but to put the excitement I have for this setup in context, I think it’s a great idea to backtrack a bit.  A couple of years ago, I posted about my ‘new’ Cintiq companion – new, at…

  • “Asphalt Xtreme” Storyboards

    “Asphalt Xtreme” Storyboards

    Woohoo!  Here’s another fun project from earlier this year that I’m very proud to show- fun video game racing action! The “Asphalt” Series is well known in gaming circles as a premium racing product and I was very excited to be involved with my clients at PSYOP for their pitch and production of this great…

  • Nutella “Spread the Happiness” Storyboards

    Nutella “Spread the Happiness” Storyboards

    Woohoo! In addition to the previous Nutella spot, I happened to do the boards for the most recent follow up- “Spread the Happiness!”  Once again produced by my great clients at Brand New School. They are playing this spot a LOT on TV right now- which is great, since it rocks!  It’s fun, it’s pop, it’s…

  • Visual Storytelling Websites, Links and Art Resources

    Visual Storytelling Websites, Links and Art Resources

    Storyboards have been around quite a long time, always lurking behind the scenes, but it seems like in recent years the profession is getting more recognition, and that’s exciting.  There’s all kinds of new resources popping up and so I want to also collect some links to those sites and artists that might additionally prove interesting to…

  • Pine Sol Storyboards – “Powerful Clean, Lemony Fresh”

    Pine Sol Storyboards – “Powerful Clean, Lemony Fresh”

    Here’s a fun spot I worked on earlier this year for my great clients at Mirada.  It’s a charming commercial fo r lemon-scent Pine Sol, and to provide a brief backstory: the agency had “tested” a wacky concept of small soldiers and ballerinas chanting “powerful clean” and “lemony fresh” as they jumped into a Pine…

  • “Date Night” Storyboards

    “Date Night” Storyboards

    Here’s a quick sweet little project I boarded a while back – one of those synergistic multi-product subtle mega-mercials masquerading as a network PSA – tips for a fun “date night!” Here, a couple starts out there morning routine as usual- but then in a moment of whimsy, it strikes them to spice things up…

  • Duracell – Pitch Storyboards

    Duracell – Pitch Storyboards

      Here’s one I’ve had on ice a while now- an old pitch, that we didn’t get awarded, and thus I’ve not really been able to present, but enough time has passed that we can risk a look at my work, and hope nobody minds.  It was a rare “throw your best efforts and time…

  • Red Bull / Audi Storyboards

    Red Bull / Audi Storyboards

      Here’s a very fun spot I did a while back for Red Bull/Audi;  a little cross promotional effort to reinforce mutual branding and associations.  Basically, it’s a mini-documentary of an extreme sports spectacle: a never-before-seen coordinated group of stunts with multiple flight technologies being expertly demonstrated, and beautifully shot. This kind of event is more “captured”…

  • Angels Baseball – Storyboards

    Angels Baseball – Storyboards

      Here’s a quick one today- sometimes I get contacted at the last minute to quickly sketch up a concept for a pitch, and it’s just a handful of frames to run by a client, and see what might stick.  That was the case for this project- and I don’t know enough of the context…

  • Storyboards for Reebok Cardio Ultra

    Storyboards for Reebok Cardio Ultra

      Face it.  You gotta work out, and you gotta look good doing it.  Reebok’s got you covered- as evidenced by this fun spot I did a while back. It’s beautifully shot (and storyboarded) and since it’s visually driven, it’s my favorite type of commercial.  These aren’t shoot boards, so it doesn’t match the final…

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