Born in Sitka, Alaska, Christopher Tedin started his career as a painter and sculptor. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in painting at Gonzaga University, and his Master of Fine Arts at Northern Illinois University. He has been working as an illustrator, graphic designer, and most recently as an art director in Chicago, Illinois. He has been teaching game design and animation for over 20 years. Chris works as a freelance digital artist and is the Lead Faculty of Animation + Visual Effects and Design at Flashpoint Chicago.