Jeff is a midwesterner based in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Carnegie Mellon University where he studied theater, set and costume design, and puppetry— followed by Savannah College of Art and Design where he focussed on illustration.
With a background in the dramatic Jeff’s illustrations are darkly humorous; characterized by a skewed perspective, bold colors, and a quirky edge. Blending 2-D and 3-D, his illustrations are an assemblage of original ink drawings, traditional paintings, cut paper relief, meticulous models, and the odd found object.
His work has been included in American Illustration 34 and 3x3 Illustration Annual 11 and has been seen in “Chance Magazine”, “The New York Times Magazine”, “Vogue Living”, “Lighting and Sound America” and with Broadway Impact, Broadway Box Office, Metro Spirit, Other Voices USA, Read It Loud, Haus and Home LA, and Satchel Boutique.
As a designer and illustrator for theater he has worked on countless productions including Broadway, opera and dance, and television.
“When pressed through the mind of Jeff Hinchee, theater, character, imagination and concept take flight in his fascinating and ebullient tableaus.” —Chance Magazine