Daron Parton was born in the UK, got married to a Kiwi and moved to New Zealand in 1995. He studied at Central St Martins in London and graduated with a BA hons. He has been working as an illustrator since 1990 with a few other jobs slotted in. He has worked for GQ, Esquire, New Statesman, The Age, Bantam, Scholastic NZ, Penguin Australia, Pfizer, Glaxo Smith Klein, Vodafone, Telecom NZ, Z fuel and plenty more. He is also an illustration tutor at Auckland Uni of Tech. Daron has two sons, Ollie 10 and Rhys 8.