I was born and raised in Zimbabwe, where I trained to be a graphic designer, with a strong focus on critical thinking and creative direction. My approach to graphic design and communication problem-solving has not changed much, but along the way, I observed how similar people are, whether they are learning to read, or running large corporations. I am an information designer, a storyteller, if you like, who can make any type of information accessible to any type of audience.

I travelled to the UK to study design and ended up working in children’s publishing as a book designer.  After a decade designing books for children and young adults, I showed a set of ideas to publishers for a series of books about vehicles. So then I became a children’s author and illustrator as well.

Nowadays, I produce fewer books but still work with children and teachers in schools and libraries. I run an independent publishing company creating and producing naturally inclusive books for very young children. 

I have always believed that people are more similar than different and that is worth celebrating. I have also seen over the last few decades how much better it is for children of all backgrounds to see themselves in books.

Here is a list of my books for children:

Download my CV and short portfolio (pdf)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. George says:

    Ken is q great writer and illustrator who creates fun books that stimulate kids. I find they are subtle and the colours intrigue children.

  2. Suzie White says:

    We have just seen Ken at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and bought a copy of his book The Flute. Our little girl loved his performance of his books with the live drumming and Ken was fun, engaging and kind. Thank you for a lovely morning.

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