Max Narciso

Exhibiting | Presenting


It appears that Max Narciso is a highly skilled and experienced artist in the animation and comics industry. He has a strong artistic background, honing his skills in a Milan-based animation school and the Disney Academy. He has gained recognition for his character design work in comics, particularly for his contributions to Graphic Novels published by Disney such as Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Frozen, Lilo and stitch and many more. He has worked on pre-production for animation with major companies such as Disney Animation, Warner Bros, Laika, Paramount, Skydance and currently works as lead character designer at Netflix Animation. He has successfully turned his passion into a career and has made a name for himself in the industry as a character designer and art director with proven skills and a solid artistic background. He made his way to America as a character designer thanks to Warner Bros, which lead to his collaborations with other major companies. He has been able to combine his love for art with his professionalism and has made a successful career in the animation industry.

Participant Schedule

Sunday 10/29 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Animation’s Character Design Maestros

Ballroom G | Prem Sai GS, Chris Sasaki, Stephen Silver, Sam Nielson, Max Narciso

Step into the imaginative world of character design with a panel of industry luminaries who have brought life to the animated screen! Join Max Narciso, Prem Sai GS, Sam Nielson, and Chris Sasaki, whose combined portfolios boast contributions to acclaimed films such as "Luca", "Inside Out", "Monsters University", "Luck", "The Boys", and the "Super Mario Bros. Movie". Guided by the seasoned moderation of Stephen Silver, this panel will offer a rare glimpse into the creative process, challenges, and triumphs of designing memorable characters for animation. Whether you’re an aspiring designer, animation enthusiast, or a cinema lover, this session is a golden opportunity to learn and be inspired by the minds behind some of your favorite animated personalities!