Sam was born on a boat and claims to maintain his sea legs. After attending NYU to be a playwright he ended up coming out a director and designer of animation.
Stephens co-founded Humble in 2006, growing it from a bedroom edit suite to a bicoastal industry staple. In 2008, he founded the directing collective Hydra. Their music video work racked up 4 MVA nominations (and a moon man) as well as a Grammy nod.