Matthew Porter graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1997. Soon after he hopped on a plane and landed in America where he's been ever since. He is co-owner of Bluebottle Art Gallery located in Capitol Hill, Seattle. Soon after opening Bluebottle Matthew hung his animal alphabet series up on the back wall coincidentally a children's book publisher wandered in and commented on how the series would make a great board book. Matthew jumped at the opportunity and now is fulfilling his lifelong dream of working full time as a children's book illustrator and writer. He has had three books and a wall calendar published with Simply Read Books of Vancouver, B.C. and has several more in the works.