Jose Luis Silva

Jose Luis Silva

Jose Luis Silva

  • B.A., graphic design and illustration, Universidad del Bajio, 1996
  • M.F.A., computer art, SCAD, 2001
First year at SCAD:

"As an artist myself, I am always inspired by watching students grow through their experience in the classroom. I am honored to be part of the dialogue and instruction that leads students to develop their own languages as artists and individuals. In lectures and through class dynamics, I encourage students to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Every assignment is an opportunity to engage students, challenging them to respond personally to their own passions."


First place, national painting contest, "The Art that Moves Us," Daimler-Chrysler Corporation, Los Angeles, California; grant recipient, Liquitex Excellence in Art Purchase Award Program, national illustration competition, Piscataway, New Jersey

Awards, recognition and honors

First place image/logo competition, Game Developers Conference, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Atlanta, Georgia; first place, poster competition, "Arts on the River," SCAD, Savannah, Georgia; first place, international poster competition, "Protect our Cultural Heritage," UNESCO, Paris, France; Independent Creative Achievement Award, SCAD, Savannah, Georgia; national recognition, National Council of Science and Technology, "The Best Students of Mexico," Mexico City, Mexico

Publications and presentations

  • "Teaching Animation in North America," Anigames Expo, Anigames and Naska Digital, Bogota, Colombia, 2010.
  • "Animation and Moving Media," Universidad DeLaSalle, Leon, Mexico, 2009.
  • "Animation and Broadcast Design," Design Week, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2006.
  • "The Process and the Short Animated Film. First Latin American Encounter of Animation," Universidad Veritas, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2005.
  • "Animation and the School of Film and Digital Media at SCAD," San Jose, Costa Rica, 2004.
  • "Natural Filters," Asia International Education Center, EC Multimedia Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002.

Previous Positions

Freelance illustrator with experience in editorial, book and advertising illustration; professor, Centro de Arte y Diseno, Universidad del Bajio; professor, Universidad Iberoamericana; managing editor, Refrescos del Bajio Azteca (Coca-Cola) Mexico

Courses Taught

  • CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications
  • ANIM 180 Action Analysis I
  • ANIM 270 Principles of Screen Design
  • ANIM 385 Concept Development for Animation
  • ANIM 713 Drawing in Motion
  • ANIM 721 Storyboarding and Previsualization
  • ANIM 748 Animation M.A. Portfolio