overlay

Take a look at our member-only pages!


The page you’re about to view is part of our member-only content – but we’re giving you 5 previews of the fantastic online resources available to you through membership

You have 5 previews left after this one. You’ll then be invited to join our supportive community of more than 65,000 parents, deaf young people and professionals. Membership is free and gives you access our services and resources:

  • Connect with others through events, workshops, campaigns and our online forum.
  • Discover information and insights in our resource hub and receive the latest updates via email and Families magazine.
  • Access one-to-one support and tailored services which help reduce barriers for deaf children.
  • Borrow technology and devices which support deaf children’s communication and independence.

Click here to become a member today or

To close this window and view the page, please use the X

Members area

Loading...

Register

Don't have a login?

Join us

Become a member

  • Connect with others through events, workshops, campaigns and our NEW online forum, Your Community
  • Discover information and insights in our resource hub and receive the latest updates via email and Families magazine
  • Access one-to-one support and tailored services which help reduce barriers for deaf children
  • Borrow technology and devices which support deaf children’s communication and independence
Menu Open mobile desktop menu

Illustrator and children’s illustration tutor

I’m an illustrator and children’s illustration tutor because…

Tim Reedy

It always excites me to see children’s amazing drawing ability. I work on a freelance basis and my work is varied. I do drawn illustration commissions and I host workshops to teach illustration to children. I was really proud when, after hosting 17 cartoon art workshops at Walthamstow’s arts festival in 2019, the children created over 750 drawings.

I lost my hearing, aged four, to meningitis, with no hearing in my left ear and little hearing in my right. I wear a hearing aid. My father, who was an artist, taught me how to draw and paint and I did a degree in Art History. After working for 10 years in central government, I changed career path and became an illustrator. Persistence and support – personal, professional and through networking – have helped get me where I am today.

I really recommend developing your communication skills at workshops, seminars, classes and on social media. Go for all sorts of jobs and be open to volunteer work – it’s an excellent way to build your skillset.

Tim Reedy