tina chu (pronouns: she/her) is a Taipei-born, Mississauga-raised, and Toronto-based illustrator and learning experience designer. She fell in love with illustration between the pages of her Mandarin textbooks in Taiwan, where each chapter featured a different artist. Formally trained as a cultural theorist + linguist, Tina pursued this love later in life at OCAD University, while working professionally towards another passion: learning design.
Between class assignments and work, Tina makes zines that share information and personal reflections. In 2020, Tina’s women’s health zine, Do You Have a Cervix? was nominated for a Broken Pencil Infozine Award. In the days ahead, Tina is cooking up more graphic medicine projects, where her love of illustration can converge with her love of learning.
madcrush is named for silly comics tina snail-mailed to friends detailing her crushes of the day, way back in the day.