Kate Rolfe : Navigating Dyslexia

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
I created this picture book illustration to visually represent my own experience of dyslexia, in the hope of providing both a mirror of validation for children facing similar struggles, and also a window through which others can better understand.

How was the illustration used:
It is a developmental piece as part of a Picture Book project about my own experiences of Dyslexia.

How did you make this work:
This is a combination of Letterpress hand-printed wooden letter forms, with cyanotype printmaking for the character.

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Anglia Ruskin University
MA Children's Book Illustration
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Currently Based:
Suffolk, UK

I am an illustrator originally from Yorkshire, now based in the Suffolk countryside. I am graduating from the MA Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art in 2022, and this piece was created as part of my final term's work. I also work in textile design, teach illustration at City Lit, and run regular online writing and drawing sessions.