Chase Harlan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and attended high school at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri. He has eternal gratitude towards his art teacher Becky Erdell, who steered him away from Army and Navy scholarship offers, and lead him towards Parsons School of Design, in New York City, and a career in design.
He got his BFA in Product Design, and worked in various capacities as a designer in NYC, including freelancing for Peter Arnell and associates. Merging interests with the music world, he also played in several bands in the New York area. During that time he worked a brief stint with the MTV Networks. One of Chase’s bands was eventually signed to a development deal with Atlantic Records in 1994, and Los Angeles was to be their new home. After the move to the west coast, it was only a short time before the film industry was the new focus of Chase’s design career in Hollywood, and he’s been going strong ever since. Chase has been a member of the Art Director’s Guild since 1998.
Chase lives in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, with his wife Carolina, and their two sons Kai and Leo. He has done a wide variety of work in the design industries including films, TV shows, commercials, music videos, and tradeshow exhibits. For the past 5 years Chase has worked on HBO’s hit show Entourage, and a long list of other entertainment clientele. He is currently riding a wave of successful projects in Hollywood, and still manages to rock a mean guitar for his kids.