Fred Chao is an illustrator and graphic designer. His clients have included HarperCollins Publishers, First Second Books, Oni Press, Fulcrum Books, Soft Skull Books, and various Disney Magazines.

He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novel Johnny Hiro {half asian, all hero}, which was nominated for 4 Eisner Comic Industry awards and included in The Best American Comics 2010 anthology.

He has spoken at places such as NYU, the Library of Congress' National Book Festival, and the Asian Festival of Children's Content in Singapore.

He lives in Portland, Oregon. He misses Brooklyn terribly.