Stephen Silver - Art Talk - Frame Freak Studio

Interview with Stephen Silver: Character Design & Art Talks

Stephen Silver is the Lead Character Designer at Disney, he’s also one of the mentors in Schoolism, he has created the characters of shows like Histeria, Kim Possible, Danny Phantom and many others. He’s worked in big studios like Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Disney, Cartoon Network, Fox, Dreamworks and more. He is also the Author of the Character Design HandBook called “The Silver Way” and host of the show Art Talk.

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Stephen Silver also has a great experience as a teacher, since he’s been teaching on how to improve art to hundreds of artists all around the world. Also he doesn’t only focus on how to become a better artist, but how to improve the business skills necessary for becoming a better paid artist and pricing yourself right.

You can check her website and all his work here:
The Silver Way

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Interview with Stephen Silver:

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In this Episode, You Will Learn:The Creative Hustlers Show - Frame Freak Studio

  • Stephen Silver’s Story
  • How to become a character designer
  • How to learn character design online
  • How to discover your true calling
  • Mistakes to avoid in your career

Actionable Steps

  • Learn directly from the people who are doing what you want to do.
  • Don’t become one of these artists who just learn from the art of other artists, go out in the world, have experiences, travel, live. The best art comes from real experiences.
  • Look into yourself to find WHY you want to do this, and if it’s truly your calling, keep doing that.
  • If you don’t know what you would love to do, or you don’t know what you want then do a lot of things and you’ll realize soon enough the things you like and the things you don’t.
  • Do portfolios of work you really love to do, or else you’ll be getting jobs at things you don’t like doing.


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Now it’s Your Turn!

Got questions or any advice or thoughts you want to share about this interview or anything you learned that helped you on your way to become a better professional? What’s one thing you can take from Stephen Silver’s Journey? Please feel free to share in the comments section below!

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Until Next Time!