Jim Hatch was born and raised in Northern New Jersey where his loves included drawing and riding motorcycles. These passions soon turned into a vocation.
With a BFA in illustration, Jim graduated from Otis/Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles and immediately began an intense apprenticeship and job with his mentor and Leading Technical Illustrator, Kevin Hulsey.
Jim was next asked to join the team that conceptualized and built the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. He held the position of Founding Exhibit Designer and Art Director for over six years.
In 1998 Jim moved to Santa Barbara, California and opened the Hatch Illustration Studio which caters to clients who require high quality renderings of mechanical and technological subject matter.