Piers Baker briefly attended the Epsom School of Art. He began his career as studio junior in a small advertising agency, where he learned to be a graphic designer. In 2000 he turned to cartoon illustration and he has made drawings for children's schoolbooks since. He created the comic strip 'Ollie and Quentin' about a stupid seagull and an intelligent lugworm, for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, in 2002. It is distributed by King Features in the USA since January 2008. Baker lives in Guildford, near London.