Matt Carr was born in South London, the son of a grocer. After not doing that much at school (except being silly, playing football and drawing) 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. When his first daughter was born, he left to spend more time at home and work for himself 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. To date the Biographic series has 25 titles including Shakespeare and Frida Kahlo.
As a sideline, 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 which led him to develop more book ideas in his spare time. His first published book Superbat published in 2017 with Scholastic, followed by Spyder, in 2018. His latest children’s book Rocketmole has just been published.
In his books, Matt tries to combine his love of bold, graphic illustration and ridiculous humour that hopefully appeals 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.