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ARU Blogs — Fátima Ordinola

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Faculty:Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Art

Course: Children's Book Illustration MA

My name is Fátima Ordinola and I am an international student from Peru studying for an MA in Children's Book Illustration in Cambridge.

I have published my first picture book in my hometown, and I have done freelance projects where I have found illustration and graphic design as powerful tools of expression.

As an illustrator, my passion is to find a way of communication between the story and the drawings. One of the main reasons I choose to study here is knowing that everything I have learnt will be unlearned and I will discover new tools and ways of telling stories. I consider myself a curious person and I am always trying to find new places, movies, books, foods and everything that can help me develop as an artist.

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30 January 2024

5 years ago, Fatima came to the UK as a Spice Girls fan, she saw them perform on stage in Manchester Stadium. She then travelled with her family around the country and decided to visit Cambridge to explore the city and ARU before applying and making the decision to study here. Read more…

17 April 2023

MA Children's Book Illustration student Fátima interviews Laila Ekboir, a graduate from the course whose work was recently exhibited at the 2023 Graduate Show in London and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy. Read more…


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