Matt Lilly attended Goldsmith's College, London before starting at Nassington Press and moving to Walker Books, where he worked for 17 years. After his time with Walker, Matt teamed up with Jacqui Bailey, editor and author, and formed 'Two's Company'. In 2002 they were short-listed for both the Aventis Science Junior Prize and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award for A Cartoon History of the Earth, published by A & C Black, and in 2011 for The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize for What's the Point of Being Green, published by Watts.
Over the last 20-odd years Matt has designed and illustrated a variety of non-fiction titles for several publishers and organisations including Franklin Watts, Wayland, A & C Black, David & Charles, Mathew Price Limited, Smart Learning and the BBC. Matt has also designed and illustrated marketing materials for a wide range of local businesses in Devon.