Jeff Hinchee was raised in Stow, Ohio, studied theater and design in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and ever so briefly puppetry in New York City. He has spent the last 7 years there designing sets and costumes for a wide range of productions, including downtown theater, fashion shows, and Broadway hits.
With a background in the dramatic, Jeffs illustrations are darkly humorous in vivid Technicolor; vibrant images with a biting edge. Often characterized by a skewed perspective his works are drawn and painted traditionally, composed digitally, or constructed from 3-D materials that he then photographs. From campy films and Indie bands to political satire his delightfully eerie worlds are well suited for the editorial market, and serve as striking advertisements, cards and CDs.
Jeff has taught drawing, design, and model building for statewide conventions such as the Texas State Thespian Festival. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon Universitys School of Drama, and holds an MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Illustration clients include Broadway Impact, Metro Spirit, and the Read It Loud! campaign, and he has collaborated with singer Gavin Creel. His design work has been published in text books, as well as The New York Times Magazine, Vogue Living, and Lighting and Sound America.