About

I am a writer, coach and illustrator, currently based in: Bangkok.

I write, teach and speak about self-development, taking courage, and creativity.

My mission is to help as many people as possible move from anxious, bored and unfulfilled, to productive, creative and feeling alive.

I started my career as a researcher for a property magazine, before working full time as a digital illustrator. Since writing about my experiences as an illustrator, I now spend more time helping others develop their self-confidence and their talents.

I have worked with clients including the BBC, Mars, Digital Arts Magazine, Dots Games, Saatchi & Saatchi, Wired Magazine, 99U, Secret Cinema, and Google.

I have spoken at conferences around the world, and have been interviewed on numerous podcasts and panels, covering topics from productivity, to writing, to freelancing.

Being watched in Ayutthaya, Thailand

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.Some facts about me:

  • British, but born in Copenhagen in 1984, now living in Thailand.
  • Mathers is pronounced ‘May’thers with a hard ‘th’.
  • Spoke on stage to two thousand people in Barcelona at OFFF festival.
  • I’m a self-taught illustrator and writer and have written over six books.
  • I climbed Mt Fuji in less than four hours.
  • I founded Red Lemon Club, an online community for creative minds, where my articles reached millions.
  • I developed a planner to help people stay focused and organised, called Book of Lift.
  • I’m a big fan of monkeys, sharks and gorillas.
  • I’ve lived in ten countries, including Barbados, Austria, Japan, England, Jamaica, Sweden, Iran, Vietnam and Denmark.
  • I founded contemporary illustration site: Ape on the Moon, which has been running since 2009.
  • I was once a security guard at Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
  • I was smacked across the arm in Indonesia by a huge monitor lizard while trying to feed it rice.
  • I’m working on my dream of building and living in a big wooden house with a view of the mountains.

Other media

Follow more of my writing on Medium; my digital illustration on Dribbble, and my professional CV stuff on Linkedin.

My podcast about self development and marketing for creatives, The Red Lemon Show, ran for 18 episodes, and you can listen to them here.

Some podcasts and talks given:

  • AOI, Somerset House
  • Clients from Hell
  • OFFF Festival, Barcelona
  • Illustratour Conference, Valladolid, Spain
  • Behance, Tokyo
  • DXSaigon, Ho Chi Minh City
  • ICON Illustration Conference, Austin Texas
  • Creative Summit Online Conference
  • Make Your Art Work Podcast
  • Creative Introvert Podcast
  • Tom Kuegler Podcast

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