Nathan Reed
Incredible You!

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
To illustrate the children's book "Incredible You" a text by Rhys Brisenden

How was the illustration used:
Children's book

How did you make this work:
The opportunity to illustrate for Tate was a dream for me and Rhys' brilliant text gave me the perfect vehicle to loosen up my illustration style. I wanted my illustrations to echo the playful, fun and aspirational nature of the words and hope by focussing on this I've helped to inspire a few young imaginations!

Commissioner Name :
Holly Tonks
Commissioner Company :
Tate Publishing

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Nathan Reed has been illustrating professionally since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2000.Mainly working in the children's book industry, Nathan has illustrated picture books by authors such as Kes Gray ("Think Big" Hodder), Angela McAllister ("Samson the Mighty Flea" Andersen Press), Rhys Brisenden ("Incredible You" Tate) and most recently with Will Mabbitt on Flea Seeks Dog! (Hodder), out in 2020.Fiction titles include the Tom Fletcher book club shortlisted "I Swapped My Brother on the Internet" and "My Parents Cancelled my Birthday" both by Jo Simmons ( Bloomsbury), the Grandma Dangerous series by Kita Mitchell (Orchard) and the Sam Wu series by Kevin and Katie Tsang. ( Egmont) "Sam Wu is not Afraid of Sharks" has recently been shortlisted for the new Alligators Mouth Award.Nathan was shortlisted for the Serco Prize for Illustration in 2014 and was commissioned to illustrate the Time Out London Christmas cover in 2018.He lives in London with his wife and two boys and when not illustrating he can often be found in his favourite place, Cornwall or watching his beloved football team Tottenham Hotspur!