Matt Carr was born in South London, the son of a grocer. He studied graphic design at Hastings and Croydon and then worked as, amongst other things, a signwriter and mural painter before becoming a founder member of London-based design agency, Point Blank. He has worked as a creative, designer and illustrator with clients including Penguin, The Imperial War Museum, Channel 4, ITV, Virgin, Sainsburys, Samsung and Heineken. He has also created a set of Infographic Biographies which he has designed and illustrated. 

In 2013, he wrote and illustrated the picture book, The Tale Of Russell The Scared Crow, which he published and promoted himself. The book was well received and led him to develop more book ideas in his spare time. Superbat published in 2017 with Scholastic, followed by Spyder in 2018.

In his books, Matt combines his love of bold, graphic illustration and ridiculous humour, appealing to readers young and old. 

He loves tea and does Zumba every Friday. He lives in Lewes, Sussex with his partner, three daughters and two cats. They all think he’s an idiot, especially the cats.