Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Ed Hall received his B.D. in Graphic Design (1984), and his M.F.A. in Painting (1986) from the University of Florida. While in college he did political cartoons and illustrations for The Florida Independent Alligator, UF's school newspaper. After college, Hall worked for several weekly publications in and around Jacksonville, and finally settled at The Baker County Press in Macclenny (just outside of Jacksonville) where he continues to work as the weekly cartoonist. Over the last 12 years, Hall has won 8 Florida Press Awards, 3 Newsmaker Awards, and numerous fine art awards in national and international competitions. In 2003, Ed was presented the 53rd Annual Green Eyeshade Award for weekly cartoons by The Society of Professional Journalists. Also in 2003, Ed won the prestigious Florida Press Club Award, competing with cartoonists from newspapers up to 75,000 in circulation.
For the last 12 years, Ed has owned and operated Design Alternatives, a home-based residential design service. He has also been an adjunct professor of drawing at Flagler College in St. Augustine and The University of North Florida, Jacksonville.
Through his weekly syndication with DBR Media, Ed's work is reproduced in newspapers across North America. His cartoons have been featured in The Washington Post National Weekly Edition, The Tallahassee Democrat, The New York Time's Scope Magazine and on CNN Headline News. In 2003 he joined up with his second syndicate, Artizans, and had a series of cartoons published in a book entitled Hail to the Thief - Our 42nd President - William Jefferson Clinton. Through Artizans, a Canadian based Syndicate; Ed’s cartoons appear weekly in such prestigious publications as the Winnipeg Sun, The Hamilton Spectator, and the Calgary Sun.
Hall's cartoons and figurative art work have been displayed regionally and nationally, most recently at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, the Fowler Gallery in Provincetown Massachusetts, the Laredo Center for the Arts in Laredo Texas and a one-person show at the Reddi-arts Gallery in Jacksonville Florida. Recent awards include best of show in Behind the Mask, Inside the Head a Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts exhibition in 1997, and best of show for Figures of the Millenium, a St. Augustine Art Association show held in 1999.
Hall is a member of the Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts, the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, the Florida Press Association, the National Cartoonists Society and the St. Augustine Art Association.
In October 2003, Hall published his first book of Political Cartoons entitled, Code Red – Editorial Cartoons by Ed Hall.
Halltoons have also consistently been featured in Charles Brook's "Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year (2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004)."
Hall resides in Jacksonville with his wife Emmy.