Steven Bird's career within the industry began in 1998 with the Brainstorm Comics series Vamperotica. He remained with the company for a year before moving on to DC Comics in 2000. For the better part of eleven years, Bird worked exclusively as a DC Comics and Vertigo Comics illustrator.
In 2010, he began working independent comic books, chief among them Panda Bear Express' Animal Control: Special Creatures Unit, and Elevator Pitch Press' Great Zombies in History, and other popular media that branched into comic book publishing such as Dr. Who, and IDW Publishing's G.I. Joe series.