Born in the United Kingdom, Paul is a veteran of forty years as an artist, designer and writer in the world of animated films. From the 1970's he worked in Europe on numerous television specials like The Snowman, television commercials, training films and some classic feature films like Watership Down and Heavy Metal. In 1995, he was brought to the US by Steven Spielberg's brand new studio, Dreamworks. Paul has credits on many Dreamworks films including Shrek, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, and How To Train your Dragon.
In 2007, he was nominated for an Annie, the animation world's Oscar, for Production Design on Over the Hedge. He now spends his time writing, painting, and teaching and lives in Hollywood, California, and Bath, Maine.