Born in London, England and now residing in Los Angeles, Stephen Silver has been a character designer and teacher in the Animation Industry for over 20 years developing Intellectual Properties for some of the largest companies in the world such as, Disney, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Sony, MAD Magazine, Reel FX, Bento box, Hasbro, Universal, DreamWorks and more. Stephen is responsible for the visual character development and design of some of animations most iconic and cultural hits such as Disney’s, Kim Possible, Nickelodeon’s, Danny Phantom, Disney’s, Clerks the animated series to name a few.

Having designed characters for multiple studios, owing his own company, Silvertoons, Inc.  and the Art school “Silver Drawing Academy”, Stephen has now taken his knowledge to train and conduct workshops and seminars worldwide for corporations, schools, animation and gaming studios teaching the participants mindset for creative development and character design in order to help spark creativity and innovation. He is the author of 10 published books on the Art of Sketching, Conquering Artistic Struggles, Character Design, Caricature and Life Drawing.