That’s me! 🤭
I am Max Mainio Beidler, a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design as of June 2023. Currently, I am applying my skills and dedication to the role of Designer II in the Footwear Graphics Studio at Nike.
As a dual citizen of Finland and the United States, I have had the privilege of living in both countries and experiencing their different cultures. While currently residing on the West coast of the U.S., Helsinki, Finland, will always be my home.
I am passionate about creating and growing in all areas of design and recognize that the world of design is rapidly evolving with the emergence of new tools and technologies such as artificial intelligence, variable fonts, and generative design methods. I am excited to explore these new dimensions of design while still embracing the importance of design traditions.
Overall, I am enthusiastic about the endless possibilities that exist within the design world and look forward to contributing to its continued evolution.
Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Lightroom, After Effects, Premier Pro, XD
Blender, Cinema 4D, Maya, Houdini, Unreal Engine, Touchdesigner, Rhino
RISOgraph, Inkjet & Laser printing, Silkscreen, Letterpress, Various print publication binding methods
Digital photography, Film photography, Darkroom, Studio photography, Photo-post production, Drawing, Illustration
NCO leadership training course, Camp counselor training & experience
Fluent in both English & Finnish
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island, USA 2018 – 2023
BFA degree — Graphic Design.
Torkkeli Helsinki's Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts
Helsinki, Finland 2015 – 2018
High school degree, and diplomas in fine arts and multimedia.
Nike, World Headquarters, Beaverton, USA
Graphic Designer II, Footwear Graphics Studio, 2023 – current
Transitioning from my internship, I now serve full-time in the Footwear Graphics Studio. In this elevated role, I am immersing myself more deeply in the design process, contributing and collaborating on innovative graphics projects for Nike's renowned footwear collections.
Footwear Graphics Design Intern, 2023
During my internship with the Footwear Graphics team at Nike, I laid the groundwork for my professional journey, acquiring comprehensive industry experience and actively contributing to diverse design projects.
Brand Design Intern, 2022
As a member of the brand design team of the luxury real-estate marketing agency, built visual identities ranging from creative ideation to establishing comprehensive brand guidelines. This work included:logo designs, customer facing marketing materials, design feedback sessions with clients, and commercial merchandise concepts. In addition, worked with the interactive design team developing new and refreshing existing client websites.
Conscript Graphic Designer, 2020 – 2021
Responsible for the visual design and publish ready layout of the physical magazine. Ideation, design, and creation of news and advertisement graphics. Lead and managed the timely delivery of content from journalists and photographers. Researched, planned, and executed the conversion of the digital publication in accordance with the Web Accessibility Standards. Promoted to Lance Corporal for proactively stepping into a leadership role in the Ruotuväki team.
Graphic Design Project, 2019
Research of design and youth culture trends, development and creation of graphic concepts for t-shirts, footwear, etc. Presentations for graphic design leadership.
Graphic Designer & Multimedia Producer, 2017
Main duties included the creation of 2D & 3D animations, filming promotional videos with drones, and upkeep of the company’s social media.