• 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). You can see his work at www.chadhunterstudio.com.
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  • I feel that rich results can come from someone with a variety of interests. With this in mind and as someone with a load of interests, I work to merge design, illustration and hand lettering, and I keep striving for rich results.