Tom Heard is an illustrator and educator based in Devon, UK.

After failing miserably with his ambition of playing professional football, (he didn't even make the school team!), Tom decided to pursue his passion for picture making.

Since graduating with a first-class honours degree from Plymouth University in 2012, he has worked on a variety of fiction and educational projects. Tom is represented by The Bright Group agency and teaches Graphic Design and Illustration at Truro and Penwith College.

Clients include Ladybird Books, Marks & Spencer, Oxford University Press, National Geographic Learning, Scholastic, Macmillan, Igloo Books, Miles Kelly Publishing, Pearson, Cantata Learning, Benchmark Education, Pat-a-Cake and Digital Artist Magazine.