Cecilia Ruiz Lopez

Cecilia Ruiz is a Mexican author, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in New York City. She obtained a BFA in Graphic Design from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and an MFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. Some of her clients include The New York Times, Google, Penguin Random House, Fast Company, Atlas Obscura, Dropbox and The Brooklyn Museum.

Ruiz has published two illustrated books with Penguin Random House: The Book of Memory Gaps, her debut as an author, which was considered one of the most intelligent and imaginative books published in 2015, and The Book of Extraordinary Deaths (2018). Her picture book A Gift from Abuela (Candlewick Press, 2018) is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.