Maite Ortiz is an Argentinian freelance illustrator based in Hamburg. She mainly illustrates about feminism, ecological and social policies.
She has a diploma in Political Science in the University of Buenos Aires and more then ten years working as an illustrator.
In Hamburg she lived for five years in the artist residency Vorwerkstift where she was involved in the organisation of the art off gallery Galerie21 and in different collaborative art projects. Currently she works with a the collective Folk Lab researching the illustrations of ancient patterns made in the Balkans.
She works in her studio in Altona where she explores to draw in different surface materials. Her last personal works are made on ceramic and porcelain.
As a freelance illustrator she works on commissions for brands, texts for editorial and graphic digital content. Her first job as illustrator and graphic designer was more than 15 years ago in a big company drawing prints on fast fashion clothes. There she learned the basis of textil and prints technics.
Last year was published her fist commissioned work as as illustrator for a children book: Maidi. And for the next summer she is working on the illustrations and realisation of the Puppets of a Theather play for children.
She is a mother of a 4 years old kid who loves to jump and climb all around. Her hobbies are to play the cuatro and take care of a summer garden where green vegetales grow.