Alex T. Smith

Author & Illustrator

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

11 months ago

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.
World Storytelling Day

11 months ago

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)
Alex T. Smith

1 year ago

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.
Alex T. Smith

1 year ago

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
Alex T. Smith

1 year ago

I went to the launch of this book what I dun the cover for. I’m so thrilled and delighted to have worked on this book. @HollyRivers_Lit is a GREAT talent, a wonderfully lovely person&the love for her that was in this room was incredible
Alex T. Smith

1 year ago

It's that time again. Pen your letters to Father Christmas and get in the mood with How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith from Macmillan Children's Books.
Christmas

1 year ago

Reference/research images for: A Book Wot I Am Currently Illustrating... 🎄 pic.twitter.com/c10dQCVK4P
Alex T. Smith

1 year ago

Which Witch? is a wonderful book for your children. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
Wonderful