Fatima Ordinola was born in Lima, Peru in 1992. She studied graphic design at Pontifical Catholic University in Peru and illustration at Roldan Chair at the University of Buenos Aires. This experience opened her possibilities of storytelling, expressing through traditional media and drawing.
In 2019 she got selected at Nami Island International Picture Book Competition in South Korea. At the beginning of 2021, she launched her first online Domestika course: Experimental drawing techniques for picturebooks. In the same year, she published her first picturebook SOPA with Monimo publisher house in her home country. In 2022, her work was selected for the Illustrator's Exhibition at Bologna Children's Book Fair. Additionally, one of her illustrations got selected for the visual identity of the 60 anniversary of Bologna Children's Book Fair for 2023. One of her latest publications La Reina de la Torre won the Picture Book Contest in Mexico A la Orilla del Viento with a text written by Kari de la Vega. The book was officially published for the International Lima Book Fair and will be at the Guadalajara Book Fair in 2023. In august 2023, her series of illustrations got selected for the International Contest Iberoamerica Ilustra in Mexico that will be published in a catalogue soon.
Currently, she is studying the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in Anglia Ruskin University, UK. Between her passionate work for illustration and her new lifestyle in Cambridge, she finds time to explore different things, read, bike around town, watch movies and enjoy the company of friends and family.
Illustrator selected for 2024 IBBY Honour List
Illustrator selected for the 14 Iberoamerica Illustration Competition in Mexico 2023
Shortlisted for the Hamburger Bilderbuchpreis with the project "Our Love" 2023
Shortlisted for the Batsford Prize with the project "Our Love" 2023
Illustrator selected for the visual identity of the 60 anniversary of the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2023
Winner of the XXIV Picture Book Contest in Mexico "A la orilla del viento" 2022
Illustrator Exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2022
"The Children-Spectators" at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2021
Illustrator Exhibition at the International Book Fair Peru 2019
Project Selected for the Nami Island International Album Book Illustration Contest in South Korea 2019