About Chris Silvestre
My name is Chris Silvestre and I am an animator, father and artist. SilvestreArt.com is where I share my ideas about Art, Fatherhood and Life! Sometimes it’s written, sometimes it’s illustrated.
But it’s always real.
I am an Artist and Animator that loves to use visual mediums to make an emotional connection with people.
My Life’s Mission is to Execute Excellent Animated Experiences and Relatable Character Stories using maximum Creativity to Entertain and Educate the World!
Chris Silvestre’s Biography
My story begins as the third of four children born to Portuguese immigrants way back in 1979. Since I can remember, I had a pencil and was drawing the things around me- usually making fun of them. I spent a lot of time in the back of classrooms drawing my classmates and teachers. I spent lot of nights and weekends drawing and studying Mad Magazine. I won a few art contests in elementary and middle school. In High School I went to Vocational School for Commercial Arts.
I graduated from Cartoon College The Art Institute of Philadelphia Specializing in Animation, where I studied classic hand drawn animation as well as 3D animation. After graduation I began drawing caricatures at the local theme park. I moved on to draw and render graphics and animation for training software. During this time I animated personal projects sending them to anyone in the industry that I could. I landed my first full time job as an animator for iCaramba communications working on the first Latino Animated cartoon “La Familia” later renamed Lugar Heights.
To become a more well rounded artist, I always varied the industries I have worked in.
I have worked as Interactive Art Director in the Advertising Industry. I’ve also built and managed teams to develop training software for the medical device industry.
Now, I am working on my own apps, books and commission projects.
Clients Chris has Worked With