Hi! I’m Chad, and I draw stories!

I am a writer, director, and storyboard artist in the entertainment industry, most recently at
DreamWorks Animation on Dragons: The Nine Realms, and I’m on the lookout
for my next high-flying adventure!

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Work Samples

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The Nine Realms

Studio: DreamWorks
Genre: Action/Adventure


Set 1,300 years after the events of “How to Train Your Dragon,” dragons are now just a legend to the modern world. When a geological anomaly opens an immense, miles-deep fissure in the Earth’s surface, scientists from all over the world gather at a new research facility to study the mysterious phenomenon. Soon after, a group of misfit kids uncovers the truth about where dragons have been hiding — a secret they must keep to protect what they’ve discovered.

Professional Samples here!

End Credits Storybeat Illustrations

Life with Pumpernickel

Studio: Nickelodeon
Genre: Comedy

Doodle Master Angelo “Angie” D’Addino designs his perfect best friend and a wayward wish accidentally brings him to life! Unfortunately, Angie had trouble visualizing common sense, so shenanigans ensue. An original pitch for the Nick Shorts program, Created by Max Beaudry, Directed by Chad Welson and Allan Jacobsen.

School Assembly


A shy gamer’s most prized possession becomes a sullied casualty after he is targeted by the school bully, but he soon proves that he reads more than maps and monster manuals on his magical quest for vengeance.



While on an epic quest for friendship, young science student Leroy Lincoln accidentally unleashes a giant monster on his school and must take superheroic action to clean up his mess.



A man drowning his depression at the bottom of a bottle discovers that more than just hearts will break naturally.

About Chad

Chad Welson, Full-Time Storyteller, Part-time werewolf.

As a precocious child with an overactive imagination raised on a steady diet of Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I spent my childhood either trying to acquire superpowers or provoking one of the local werewolves into biting me (quickly failing at one and deeply regretting the other).

Now, as an adult with an overactive imagination, I’ve had the pleasure of crafting everything from interactive ice sculpture exhibits based on Frosty the Snowman to virtual reality experiences for Microsoft on the floor of the Game Developers Conference. After all of those amazing adventures, I returned to my first love of animation and now hang my cape at DreamWorks Animation Television as a Storyboard Artist and Revisionist on Dragons: The Nine Realms!

Thanks to a discipline of life-long learning and inherent, endless curiosity, I love telling stories in challenging and unique mediums and I would adore the opportunity to bring my experiences to your production next.

Fair warning: Full Moons are still a problem.

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