Brian C. Hailes was born June 5, 1980 in Logan, Utah. After graduating from High School, he attended classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and received his BFA degree in illustration from Utah State University. Before his graduation, he also spent a full semester to study in New York City, interning at the Society of Illustrators.
Hailes has worked as a freelance illustrator, designer, and concept artist for over a decade, and has received numerous awards for his art from all across the country. He currently resides in Salt Lake City.