About

Hi, thanks for visiting my site.

When Chad and his wife were just married, they visited a used office furniture store. They purchased a gigantic 1960s drafting desk so he could draw at home. Now, Chad makes his children’s book illustrations from his Northern California home-studio on that colossal retro desk. He loves being a husband and father of four. He has a deep liking for exceptional watercolor brushes, engaging stories, racquetball, lovely type and 72% to 84% dark chocolate. He was honored with the Mentorship Award at SCBWI LA 2018 and is thrilled to be the North/Central California Illustrator Coordinator. Chad has a BFA in Illustration from BYU (Brigham Young University) and an MFA in Visual Arts from MU (Marywood University).

I also currently teach in the Art Department at CSU Stanislaus.

 


CLIENTS (partial)

Washington Post

Delicato Winery

Sactown Magazine

Brubeck Institute

Salt Lake City Art Director's Club

Montag Press

Shakefest

Graphic Artist Guild (National)

SCBWI Nor Cal

AWARDS (partial)

2018 - SCBWI Mentee Award, LA International Conference.

2018 - Children's Book Illustration solo show, Stan State.

2018- 1st Place Portfolio, SCBWI Nor Cal Conference.

2017 - 2nd Place California State Fair Plein Air, Sacramnto, CA.

2016 - 1st Place, Capitola Plein Air competition
2016 - Featured in Outdoorpainter.com, Anatomy of an Award Winner, by Bob Bahr.
2016  - 1st Place Portfolio, SCBWI Nor Cal Conference.
2016 - 1st Place, SCBWI Nor Cal Conference, Conference Logo.

2015 - Chad Hunter: 20 Year Retrospect show, CSU Stanislaus.