Matt Robertson

I grew up in Suffolk and spent most of my childhood drawing and painting, with my older brother and father encouraging my every scribble. It was at Art College in Ipswich that I discovered my love of illustration, in particular book illustration, but it wasn't until I started my degree at Cambridge School of Art (CSA) that my love of picture books and story telling really began.

After finishing University I moved to Brighton, where I met my wife Amy, and continued to create and exhibit work. In 2011 we moved to the fine city of Norwich and I began my Masters in Children's Book Illustration back at Cambridge School of Art, which I completed in 2014.

Over the last few years I have been fortunate enough to have worked with a number of different publishers over a range of different projects.

  • Winner of the Dundee Book Prize 2017

  • Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Prize 2017

  • Winner of the Lara Jones Award, 2014

  • Second Prize at the Macmillan Book Prize, 2014

  • Finalist in the Waterstone’s ‘Picture This’ competition, 2011