Charles Hu graduated from ArtCenter with a degree in Illustration in 2002. He has been teaching since 2000 and was also hired by ArtCenter right after graduation. In 2007, he co-founded his own art school, 3Kicks Art Studio in Pasadena California. His commissions include portrait and illustration paintings, character designs for film and game pitches, murals, and comic books artist for the movie End of the Spear. His work has been published in Imagine FX Magazine and also have recorded numerous tutorials on fundation art. In 2019 He was Master workshop instructor at CTN Anime Expo. Charles currently also recording tutorials at New Masters Academy.