This is the home of Max Ratnarathorn, freelance graphic designer, illustrator, chef, miniaturist, & collector of useless trivia like what is the only edible orchid.
Whatever your visual communication need, I'll help get your message out in a concise, unique and memorable way.
BIO IN BRIEF
3 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
9 years as an interactive designer in a corporate cubicle, 7 years as co-owner of a web design company, 6 months as a hotel restaurant chef, 4 years as a personal chef. I have many interesting skills.
LEFT: Autumn, part of a seasonal series
BELOW: Storm's Passing, Hancock Shaker Village, note card
BELOW: Sydney Opera House, spot art
Rules for Doing Good, based on an 1882 Shaker broadside. Also available as a T-shirt.
The rocking chair is the most recognizable of all Shaker furniture pieces. Each of my chair is individually handmade by me. It is based on the #5 rocker in old Shaker chair catalogs and is reproduced in 1/12" scale.
2 1/8" inches wide (54 cm)
2 5/8" inches deep (67 cm)
3 6/8" inches high (95 cm)
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
My experience as a chef has been enjoyable and invaluable. Here are a few of my creations.
Grilled Striped Sea Bass on Buckwheat Risotto with Scallion Oil and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Japanese erotica and sex culture is a fascinating subject. I much admire the works of Nobuyoshi Araki, Hajime Sorayama and Toshio Saeki. This piece was partly inspired by that world.
A Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat) is a charm thought to bring luck and fortune. It has its paw raised in the Japanese beckoning gesture. It can be found in every storefront. Its image is on everything from candy wrappers to television ads.