tina chu (pronouns: she/her) is a Taipei-born, Mississauga-raised illustrator, currently living in a Toronto. She fell in love with illustration as a grade schooler via her Mandarin textbooks and decided to pursue it later in life.
Tina’s meandering path to illustration means she also had the opportunity to develop as a learning experience designer, her daytime hat of choice. To date, Tina is most known for her zine, Do You Have a Cervix? which was nominated for a Broken Pencil Infozine Award in 2020, as well as online comic, Shadow Jumpers, which was re-published by the United Porphyrias Association in 2023.
These days, Tina is most intrigued by learning-based projects that aim to make information digestible through storytelling and comics. Outside of illustration and instructional design, Tina likes starting the day by adding to her growing muscles collection because there’s nothing like a good HIIT workout to help you ground yourself in the present!
madcrush is named for silly comics tina used to regularly snail-mail to friends detailing her crushes of the day.