illustrator & visual journalist
"I ignite clarity in all"
Chuck Todd is an award-winning illustrator and visual journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Specializing in portraits, editorial, children's books and comics illustration.
Contact Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org
Groundbreaking NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson
Graphite, Acrylic, Ink and prismacolor on 5in x 7in board #illustrationisolation series.
Indigenous Amazon Portrait
Illustration Isolation series from Amazon expedition photo by Tim Trabon.
Frederick Douglass mixed media, personal project
Cover Illustration for story on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Navajo Nation for VERDICT
Illustration for story on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Navajo Nation for VERDICT
Truth and "Memory" Client: Global Press Journal
Birth of the Bat: (Batman origin) Comics Cover Project: Illustration Academy
Oakland's Blues. Musical legends performed at Oakland's historic 7th Street. Portraits of Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Lowell Fulson and Bob Geddins. Chuck Todd illustration For Bay Area News Group
JAZZ GREATS: Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Louis Armstrong and Chick Webb.
Illustrations from the children's book: "Is That a Skunk?"
Illustrations for Bay Area News Group:
Contra Costa Times (now East Bay Times), Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News
Illustrations for Global Press Journal
Image and Perception
Threats to Photo Journalists
Translation in news reporting
Class demo. Mixed media, coffee, pencil, pastel and watercolor.
Cancer Journey Series:
Chapter 1 (top) and Chapters 1-5 sequence (below), for the Contra Costa Times
Red-tailed Hawk for Los Angeles Magazine.
Albert Einstein for a Kaiser employee magazine
Portrait of Tathagata Sathpathy Client OZY Magazine (OZY.com)
Artwork for poster and CD cover
Jazz Blast. Mixed media
Illustration with impact:
Chuck Todd creates visual stories with immediacy, emotion and clarity.
As a visual storyteller,
I welcome the creative journey
and embrace the challenge of taking an idea and honing it into focus.
Let's take the journey together.
Artwork from children's
nature books with
author Gary Bogue.
Chuck Todd's wildlife
and nature illustrations
have been featured in exhibits, posters, newspapers, books
and in museum displays.
My sequential art projects
showcasing cinematic and illustrative approaches to storytelling.
I'm also an award-winning
Visual Journalist and