About

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

I write and speak about self-development, growing an engaged audience, and productivity.

My mission is to help as many people as possible move from anxious 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, make an impact with their skills, and be more productive.

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’.
  • I’m a self-taught illustrator and writer and have written over six books.
  • I founded Red Lemon Club, an online community for creative minds, where my articles reached millions.
  • I started, and continue to maintain, illustration site Ape on the Moon in 2009.
  • 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.

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

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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