Cannaday Chapman was born in Huntington, West Virginia and raised in Upstate New York. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City on scholarship where he received his BFA in illustration. Cannaday has since been working professionally as an illustrator and showing his work in galleries around the United States and Italy.

Checkout his process here.

Awards and Recognition

Society of Illustrators, Alvin and Norma Pimsler Award

Society of Illustrators 57

American Illustration 34

3x3 illustration annual

CMYK Magazine #37, #41

Selected Clients



The New Yorker

Scholastic Books

GQ Magazine

Oprah Magazine

American Express


FLARE Magazine

Inc Magazine

Columbia Magazine

Capital New York