Christopher Darling received an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay and a Paula Rhodes Award for Exceptional Achievement in Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2010, he co-founded Carrier Pigeon Magazine, a publication of illustrated fiction and fine art.
Darling has freelanced as an illustrator for over ten years, some of his clients include: The New York Museum of Natural History, Sony Music Entertainment and the United Nations Refugee Agency. His artwork has appeared in publications such as Wallpaper Magazine, Frieze Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine and he has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, 3×3, Creative Quarterly, The Pixie Awards and the Association of Illustrators. His paintings, and illustrations, have been both published and exhibited internationally. He is on faculty in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University.