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Maximus Pauson


Maximus Julius Pauson is an Emmy award winning character designer, who has worked for a decade in animation. Some of his credits include Rick and Morty, Disenchantment and Harley Quinn.


Warner Bros. Animation
Character Designer | Harley Quinn · Jul 2021 – Present

Shadow Machine
Character Design Lead | Ten-Year-Old Tom · May 2020 – Oct 2021

Stupid Buddy Studios
Character Designer | Freelance · Oct 2020 – Feb 2021
Character Designer | Gloop World · July 2019 – Dec 2020

Bento Box Entertainment LCC
Character Designer | Housebroken · Jan 2020 – July 2020

Rick and Morty LCC
Character Design Lead | Jan 2014 – Jan 2016

Character Designer | Nikko and the Sword of Light
Character Designer | King Star King


  • Character Design
    • Mouth Charts
    • Character Turn Arounds
  • Adobe Suite
    • Photoshop
    • Premiere
    • After Effects
  • Style Establishment
    • Pitch Bibles
    • Main Cast design


Art Center College of Design

Bachelor’s degree, Illustration
Sep 2008 – Jan 2011

Honors & awards

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy for work on “Pickle Rick”

About Me

Maximus Pauson

At 3-years-old he created his first masterpiece; “Crayola Firetruck” which hangs currently in the Louvre Museum next to ‘Guernica’ by Pablo Picasso. In the years since then; his Artwork has gone downhill. He has become a successful corporate shill, but still finds time to draw for himself. He produces and hosts an educational art channel for children, and currently holds a Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu.

Growing up, some of his inspirations were Calvin and Hobbes, Schoolhouse Rock, and Futurama. As an adult, his inspiration is feverish anxiety; created from the ticking countdown of death. He also loves nature, and has been known to shed a single tear while watching a sunset.

His favorite thing to design is Aliens, Demons, and Demon-Aliens. He also enjoys drawing caricatures of people at cafes.

His YouTube channel BAM Animation currently has 540k subscribers.