Chuck Anderson is the artist, designer, & photographer who launched Chicago-based studio NoPattern in 2003, at the young age of 18. Since then, Chuck's vivid work has serviced ESPN, Complex, Nylon, Burton, Lupe Fiasco, Microsoft, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Nike, Reebok, Mountain Dew, Warner Brothers, Target, Honda, GQ, Wall Street Journal, and Vans among others. Chuck has also been a judge at the Annual Art Directors awards and was named a 'Design Icon' by Computer Arts Magazine.
Chuck was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. In 2009, he and his wife relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chuck says this about his relocation:
It forced me to look a little harder for things that are interesting or beautiful in a way that others may not see. In a place where there are so many things to photograph, people are already using those resources. Being in a smaller city, you have to search more for inspiration and try to make the mundane facts more interesting. The ball is in your court to seek out good stuff. Also, there’s a lot of nature in Western Michigan and I love the four seasons. I work best on gray, rainy days.
Chuck is inspired by his parents and a few teachers. His dad was a superb artists, drawing superheroes and other characters for him. Chuck began drawing at a young age, particularly enjoying the Ed Emberly colouring books. He would go to the library and browse the art section until closing time...and he still does. Chuck loves to go to bookstores and other places where he can be surrounded by art.
Not only is Chuck Anderson a phenomenal artist, he is one cool guy. He has worked with many non-profits such as Invisible Children and Charity: Water. He also frequently speaks at designs conferences and schools, sharing his story of starting and running a creative business without having a formal education.