This year Max Kostenko was the highest scoring entrant, after the judges scores were added, up making him the winner of our second annual Breakthrough Contest. Here is a little more about him:
Max is a 26 year old illustrator from Podolsk (near Moscow), Russia. He is a self taught artist working as a freelancer for 3 years. His specialty is developing characters for advertising and animation projects for various clients such as BBDO Moscow, DDB Chicago, JWT, TBWA, LoweAdventa, Saatchi & Saatchi, Visa, Scoda, Volkswagen, Mercedes, etc. His humorous style and talent for creating a variety of scenes and character is helping him quickly gain a reputation in the illustration market.
Here is just a small sampling of his brilliant work and a video of his process: