As a mentor I would like to empower the next generation of dyslexic children, not only through my experience as a dyslexic person but through my professional practice as an illustrator and animator. There are so many creative ways to help children learn and give them the confidence they need to succeed throughout their extraordinarily creative and sometimes extraordinarily testing lives, and being there as a passionate artistic mentor with an empathy for the struggles they might be facing I would like to help them fulfil their full potential. I know how much drawing helped me through my blind spots and I want to explore how drawing can help a wider spectrum of dyslexic children and work alongside them to inspire both them and myself at a crucial part in their development (and mine). I always love working with children and I can think of no better way to kick start my life post RCA than to share what I have learned and share my practice with children with whom I share a common path. I don’t doubt that it would be a mutually beneficial and enlightening experience and It would be my pleasure to be back in a class room with all the bouncing creativity that vibrates from those walls.
Royal College of Art, 2017, Animation