Lydia Ortiz is an illustrator, designer and art director living in San Francisco. She was born in Tondo Manila, Philippines. Her childhood was filled with loud grandmas, animals, Filipino folklore, stories of ghosts, and regular visits to the witch doctor. She migrated to the United States when she was 19. She tried living in New York for 5 years but it was too damn cold. She does work for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Instagram, Chronicle Books, Bitch Mag, Teen Vogue, California Academy of Sciences and more. She believes in science, ghosts, and other dimensions.