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:
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