Scott Idleman was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1964. After moving with his family to rural Mississippi and Illinois, he moved to New York City to begin his design career before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area where he has resided since 1992. Idleman attended Cleveland Art Institute for Foundations then Kansas City Art Institute where he received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design with minors in fibers, photography and painting. He maintains his award-winning graphic design practice, Blink, which specializes in eye-catching graphics for the book publishing, apparel, music and tech industries.