Martin Sodomka was born in 1968 and educated at the Department of Industrial Design Management of the Faculty of Engineering, Brno University of Technology. His first job was as a design engineer at the TOS Svitavy company. In 1993 he founded a graphics studio. Since his first collaboration with Computer Press in 1994 he has designed over 2300 book covers. In 2012 he published, at his own expense, How to Build a Car, the first book in the Technical Tales series; this book was inspired by work he had performed with his own hands on a broken-down 1963 Škoda Octavia, which he later drove through many European countries. In subsequent years this title was joined by How to Build a Plane, How to Build a Motorbike and How to Build a House. All these books became immediate bestsellers, and they are doing well abroad, too, having been translated into ten languages. Martin Sodomka is married with two children.