LYNNOR BONTIGAO graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, and a Major in Visual Communication. She worked as a graphic designer at McKann-Erickson Philippines Direct Marketing and mostly as a freelance illustrator. Various works can be found in Water in the Ring of Fire (Osnofla Books), The Environmental Workbook(Tahanan Books), Art & Society(Univerity of the Philippines Publishing). She is an Alumni of Ang Ink(Ilustrador ng Kabataan)–a philippine-based organization of Children’s Book Illustrators. She is currently working on illustrations for a book project. She worked as a Programmer Analyst at a financial institution for 15 years. She lives in NJ with her husband and two children.