Timothy R. Botts is a master calligrapher who studied graphic design and calligraphy at Carnegie-Mellon University. After graduation, he spent three years in Japan teaching conversational English; while there he was exposed to the rich brush writing tradition of the east. He then worked at Tyndale House Publishers designing books and Bibles, retiring as senior art director in 2012.

Tim helped start Masterpiece Project, an outreach to high school students in the arts, and currently serves as their artistic director. He also teaches calligraphy part time at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Tim’s work is part of the permanent collection of the Newberry Library in Chicago. Ten books of his work have been published, including DoorpostsMessiahThe Botts Illustrated Bible, and Bound for Glory.