Chanté Timothy is an illustrator who loves experimenting with movement, vibrant colour, character design and storytelling. Drawing for as long as she can remember, Chanté has always been that strange kid who would ask for paper and pens to entertain herself instead of playing with toys.
Chanté is an alumna of the Pathways into Children’s Publishing programme. Published in five amazing titles, Hey You! – by Dapo Adeola, Daddy Do My Hair: Beth’s Twists by Tọlá Okogwu, My Big Mouth by Steven Camden, Happy Here – introduced by Sharna Jackson alongside 10 Black British authors and 10 illustrators, & A Black Woman Did That by Malaika Adero.
The one thing she enjoys most about being an illustrator is the wide variety of subject matters you learn about on the job. You’d think most of the studying would be left at school but Chanté often finds herself learning new facts and interesting concepts from given briefs.