Paul Wee was born raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to Los Angeles in 1984 to study Illustration at Otis Art Institute of Parson's School of Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration w/ Honors. After graduating, he began working in the animation industry as a character designer on various shows until he got a job working a little show called The Simpsons in the show's second season, where he currently works as a Character Layout Artist and Assistant Director, as well as Character Layout Lead on The Simpsons Movie. Paul has studied extensively with many life drawing masters including : Glenn Vilppu, Norm Nason and Mark Westermoe, Andrew Burward-Hoy, Steve Huston and John Watkiss, and at various schools including The California Art Institute, Associates In Art, and LAAFA.