Chad Hardin grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He moved to Cedar City, Utah, where he attended Southern Utah University, and later completed his Bachelor's in Art with an Illustration Concentration. After graduation, he went to work in the video game industry, where he worked on a number of high-profile titles for several studios.
In 2006, he quit his full time job as an in-house illustrator to pursue his life-long dream of drawing comics. In 2013 He graduated from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco with an MFA in illustration. Today he resides in Salt Lake City, Utah and is currently illustrating DC's hit comic Harley Quinn. Chad is also a professor of art/illustration at UVU and is working on a creator owned comic for the web and print called Temerity.