He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2004. Shortly after he moved on to serve as studio technician and adjunct faculty at Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio. By 2014, after spending nearly a decade in academia, Chadd soon realized the limitations of his opportunities in the academic world. Having worked as a pipe maker through college Chadd took his continued interest in pipe culture and returned to the torch in 2014. Today Chadd’s functional and non-functional work can be found in galleries, museums and private collections around the world.