Hervé Tullet was born in 1958 in Normandy. He was raised in Paris where he has been living ever since. After studying Fine Arts and Decorative Arts, he worked for ten
years as an Art Director at various French advertising agencies.
In 1991, as he was about to have his first son, he decided to go freelance and started working as an illustrator for advertising and the press.
At that time, he produced many illustrations for French and international magazines and newspapers, such as ELLE, Madame Figaro, Le Monde, The New Yorker etc.
Tullet published his first children’s picture book in 1994 and since then has succesfully developed a bold visual style. which involves the reader in an active and playful discovery—Un Livre (Press Here), Couleurs (Mix It up), J’ai une idée (I Have an Idea), Game on... series etc.
In 1998 he received a Bologna Ragazzi Ragazzi Award for Non-Fiction for his book Faut Pas Confondre (Night and Day).
Hervé Tullet is also a strong advocate of art education through his innovative art workshop methods which he has been putting into practice in schools and museums all around the world.