Associate Director of Technology: Illustration, Jewelry and Metal Arts
Gordon Silveria is a San Francisco native. He earned his BFA in Illustration from Academy of Art University in 1991. He began teaching for the Academy 12 years ago, and created the Academy's first digital art classes for illustrators. He went on to become the Illustration Department Director, a position he held for 7 years. During his tenure, the Illustration department became "The number two illustration department in the United States," according to the New York Society of Illustrators' top ten list.
He currently is on the faculty of the Academy's Illustration department and is the Director of Alumni and Industry Outreach. He illustrated the bestselling children's book The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns, and has just finished his own book, The Upside Down Book, which should be out soon. He has two dogs, Digby and Rooney.