Warren Hile is an American former illustrator turned furniture designer. After graduating from ArtCenter College of Design in 1979, Warren worked as a freelance illustrator for the first 11 years of his professional life, for clients including Apple Computer, The National Football League, Mattel, Pacific Telephone, and TV Guide. At the end of this period, he illustrated two computer game boxes for GameTek, Inc.: Carl Lewis: Go for the Gold and Harlem Globetrotters, both 1990. Harlem Globetrotters was subsequently released for the NES in 1991, still featuring Warren’s art. As an illustrator, Warren worked in acrylic, gouache, and casein.
In the late 1980s, Warren turned his hobby of furniture design into Hile Studio, Inc. designing and building furniture from the Arts and Crafts Period, a movement which flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920.
Warren now splits his time between studio painting and location painting; Warren and his wife Gillian acquired a small ranch in the Eastern Sierra region of California in the early 2000s. Warren has described location painting to be like a workout at the gym, and something that should be done on a regular basis as well. “You may not realize the results you want on any particular day, but constant “training” will keep you in shape as a painter.” Warren now frequently works in oil paints on panel.