Alex T. Smith

Author & Illustrator

About Alex T. Smith

Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five – an illustrator specializing in the world of children’s publishing.

Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, not just in the publishing industry, as well as writing and illustrating his own picture books, many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on the CBeebies channel. Alex is also the creator of the bestselling Claude series for early readers, now an animated TV series on Disney Junior. His wonderful Christmas adventure How Winston Delivered Christmas is his first title for Macmillan.

When not working, Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people-watching and eavesdropping. He is also a big fan of cake and a nice cup of tea. He lives with and under the constant ‘supervision’ of his canine companions in Warwickshire.

Recent activity

Christmas Eve
We bet you'll love How Winston Delivered Christmas this Christmas, by Alex T. Smith. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
9 months ago
Christmas Eve
Loving The Twelve Days of Christmas this Christmas! By Alex T. Smith and published by Macmillan Children's Books.
9 months ago
Christmas Eve
Loving How Winston Came Home for Christmas this Christmas! By Alex T. Smith and published by Macmillan Children's Books.
9 months ago
Alex T. Smith
Out now! How Winston Came Home for Christmas by Alex T. Smith, illustrated by Alex T. Smith. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
11 months ago
World Storytelling Day
Could there be a better time to read Mountwood School for Ghosts by Toby Ibbotson and Alex T. Smith. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
2 years ago
Alex T. Smith
HEY BOOK NURDS! My #AskAlex Q&A hour will happen THURSDAY 19th MARCH 7-8pm GMT. Use the hashtag to quiz me on all things books and drawing and writing etc. (I’m also planning on doing more things for us to join in with over the coming weeks)
2 years ago
Alex T. Smith
DOODLE*: PRIVATE DETECTIVE 🕵️‍♂️ #illustration #doodle #characterdesign *drawn whilst waiting to see if my scanner was going to decide to work or not** **it decided to not.
2 years ago
Alex T. Smith
I have also been working on not one but two books because what is life if you don’t overcomplicate it and live on the brink of losing your sweet mind. I can’t show you ANYTHING from one book but here is a SNEAK PEAK of t’uther
2 years ago