Scott Cooper graduated from the Communication and Design department of Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) in 1978. He spent many years as a studio artist producing illustrations, cartoons, comic books, character design for animation and graphic design and illustration for advertising and CDs. He went the route of a freelancer in the early 90s.
Scott began teaching in the early 2000s, offering courses in cartooning, fundamental drawing, and painting to adults and children at the Mississauga Valley School of Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Barry Coombs Studio. Currently he teaches adults and teens at Visual Arts Mississauga, takes painting commissions and continues with some freelance illustration and design.