Armin Greder was born in Switzerland and migrated to Australia in 1970. He learned to draw at school, not in art classes but during maths and grammar, in the back of exercise books. Armin apprenticed as an architectural draftsperson but instead of becoming an architect he taught technical drawing and enjoyed other creative outlets for his work. Armin is an internationally renowned illustrator who has illustrated many distinctive picture books, several of them written by Libby Gleeson. Armin’s many awards include Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year 2002 for An Ordinary Day and the prestigious nomination for the Hans Christian Andersen Prize 2004 for his body of work. Armin has enjoyed many years of teaching drawing, design and illustration in Queensland in between his own writing, drawing and travels.