Stephen Wallace was born in the small mining town of Carletonville. Sent off to boarding school at Pretoria Boys High, where he was made to wear a wooden hat, he also "got to take part in as many artistic, musical and sporting activities as I could imagine."
After matric, he went across the road, to study a BA Information Design at the University of Pretoria, with the view of getting into advertising. Half way through the course, he realized that he enjoyed illustration more than anything else and heard rumours that he could actually do it for a living.
After graduating he worked at a small Joburg ad agency as a graphic designer for 3 years, where he gained some great experience working for clients like Soviet, Kodak and Duracell.
Stephen went fulltime freelance in August 2010 (with a little design work on the side). He has been published in a number of children’s books for LAPA Publishers and has done work for Maskew Miller and Macmillan.
"I’m loving drawing for a living and looking forward to where my pencil might take me."