Timothy Donaldson was formed in the north west of England, an only child of Yorkshire parents. He developed an obsessive interest in drawing during his first decade which matured into another obsession with writing (still drawing) during his second one. During his third decade he was a journeyman signwriter, earning his crust in pursuit of the just forming of letters. By his fourth decade he had become a lettering artist and type designer and a lecturer at Stafford College School of Art; a legendary destination for the teaching and learning of Typography in England. Now into his fifth decade, he focusses fully on his work with letterforms as a Research Fellow at the University of Lincoln.