Matej Ilčík was born in Senica, western Slovakia in 1988. He still lives and works there today. Although he has been keen on drawing and art from a young age, he did not attend courses in art as a child.
He studied Political Science, rather than creative subjects, at the University of Trnava, pursuing his interests in painting and art history in his free time. He acquired the basic techniques for his work as an artist on a two-year adult education course in painting.
Having briefly considered his options, he started out as a freelance graphic designer. Since 2013, he has created graphic tools for illustrators and graphic artists, work he supplements with work as an illustrator.
In his free time, Matej Ilčík likes to read and to cook. He dreams of writing and illustrating a book of his own.