Hello! I'm Frances Alvarez from Manila, Philippines.

I enjoy telling stories through illustration, children's books, and graphic design. 
Get in touch via hello@francesalvarez.com
Due to ongoing projects, please note that I am not available to start any new projects until mid-April 2017.
I would still love to work with you and talk about new ideas, and so I am open to scheduling new commitments for the rest of the year.
Please feel free to send a message for proposals and further inquiries.
Thank you very much!

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I currently work full-time witStudio Dialogo, specializing in corporate identity design, environmental graphic design, and illustration. Other groups I am part of are Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, an organization of Filipino artists dedicated to the creation and promotion of illustration for children, and Speculiarsa local craft group. I have also previously volunteered at Got Heart Foundation for a few years.
In 2015 (July-Dec) I was part of an internship at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York, under the Bartels Scientific Illustration Internship Program. My projects were focused on conservation education materials for children about the critically endangered Philippine Eagle.
My work has appeared in various forms such as books, editorials, merchandise, apparel, packaging, identity and brand materials, and environmental graphics. Previous groups and clients I have worked with include Adarna House, Anvil Publishing, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Masungi Georeserve, The Philippine Star, ELLE Decor Philippines, Summit Media, and Bench. I have also participated in exhibitions in Manila and abroad.

I enjoy working with both traditional and digital media. I think the combination of handmade techniques and my design training makes for work that is both functional and fun. My personal inspirations include nature and scientific discoveries, local culture and travel, and encounters with strangers.+

EDUCATION     
2010, BFA Information Design, Ateneo de Manila University
BOOKS   
Good Night Philippines, Good Night World
written by Mila Bongco-Philipzig
published by Anvil
2016

The INKredible Coloring Book for Big and Small People # 1 and 2
published by Anvil Publishing
2015
Hue Can Do It!
The No Pressure, No Judgement coloring book
published by Summit Books
2015
Hue Can Do It, Too!
The No Pressure, No Judgement coloring book
published by Summit Books
2015
Ang Kanta ng Kiping
written by Ferdinand Chia Pangan
published by Child Fund Philippines
2015
Can We Live Without Trees?
text by May Tobias-Papa
published by Adarna House
2014
1,001 Awesome Stickers 
published by Berry Books under Summit Media
Dec 2013, June 2015

Hating Kapatid
written by Raissa Rivera Falgui
published by Adarna House
2013

Daloy ng Pag-asa
WWF-BDO children's storybook, 2013

Pangangasiwa sa Ating mga Basura
WWF-BDO children's workbook, 2013

100 Questions Filipino Kids Ask, vol. 2
published by Adarna House, 2012

Hayop, Halaman, Karagatan, Atbp. (Animals, Plants, the Seas, Etc.)
WWF-BDO children's workbook, 2012

PRESS AND INTERVIEWS
YStyle on The Philippine Star: Like honey to the bee
Real Living: 25 Creatives to Watch, with Speculiars
Candy Mag Creative Space
Bookwatch Vol 20, no. 16, The Illustrated Word
Take Five
Mabuhay DIY

RECOGNITION
2011, Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts, for Graphic Design
2014, Best Reads for Kids award, 3rd National Children’s Book Awards, for Hating Kapatid
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Tinker Tales
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan's 25th Anniversary Exhibit
2016
Never Odd or Even
Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2016

GUTS
Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2015

Filipino Myths and Legends
CANVAS Looking for Juan Outdoor Banner Project
Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, QC
2014

Tale Spun
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan's 23rd Annual Exhibit
CANVAS Gallery and Gardens, QC
2014

6 Degrees
Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2013

SMART
curated by Amy Ng
Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2013

Fornever Friends
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan's 22nd Annual Exhibit
The Chocolate Kiss Café, QC
2013

Mabubulaklak na Dila
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan's 21st Annual Exhibit
CANVAS Gallery and Gardens, QC
Corredor Gallery, University of the Philippines, QC
2012

Kalayaan
CANVAS Looking for Juan Outdoor Banner Project
Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, QC
2012

Pulp Fiction
Art Informal, San Juan
2012

Ang INK 20 Taon
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan's 20th Anniversary Exhibit
Ayala Museum, Makati City
2011
 
ELSEWHERE
blog: nobeesnohoney.wordpress.com
email: hello @ francesalvarez.com

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