Stephen Silver was born in London, England on August 30th 1972. Aspiring to be a
professional artist his whole life and knowing drawing would be his vocation, Silver got
his professional start in 1992 drawing caricatures in amusement parks. In 1993 he went
on to establish his own illustration company called Silvertoons. By 1997 Silver was
hired by Warner Bros. Television Animation as a character designer, and has been
working in the animation industry ever since.
He has worked as Character Designer and Supervisor for Disney Television Animation,
Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, designing characters such as
"Kim Possible", "Danny Phantom" and Kevin Smith's "Clerks" the animated series, to
name a few. Silver is the author and artist of seven self-published books on the art of
sketching, caricature and life drawing. In addition to working freelance full time, he also
teaches an online character design course at schoolism.com. Silver names three treasures to success
in life that give him what it takes to keep on drawing: passion, desire and determination.