Chris Tainui Hutchinson also known as Chippy works as both a graphic artist and an illustrator across multiple mediums such as drawing, painting, digital illustrations, public activations, print-making and murals. He’s well known for his signature style of line-drawing and character designs and penchant for bright colour palettes which he uses to create optimistic and whimsical designs which delight both old and young.
In his commercial practice Chippy has worked and collaborated with notable clients such as Garage Project, Spark, Westfield, Metro Magazine, Oppo, Innocent Packaging, Auckland Transport, AS Colour, Blunt Umbrellas and All Good to produce such things as packaging design, activations and editorial illustration.
Chippy completed a Bachelor of Art & Design (Hons) at the Auckland University of Technology. He’s exhibited his artwork throughout New Zealand and Australia and works independently from his studio on Karangahape Road in Auckland where he stays connected to the thriving local art and music community.