Chay Hawes is an illustrator and animator living in Chester, UK with his wife Emma and son, Darwin. He has worked on illustrations and animations for children's books, stand-up comedians, architectural firms, and a host of other clients.

He also creates designs for posters, cards and T-shirts.

He is currently working with the comedian Richard Herring on a series of animated sketches as well as creating illustrations for several children's books.