I enjoy telling stories through illustration, children's books, and graphic design. 

I currently work full-time with Studio 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, promotion, and appreciation of illustration for children, and a local craft group Speculiars. I have also previously volunteered at Got Heart Foundation for a few years.

Full CV  available upon request.
My work has appeared in various forms such as books, editorial illustrations, 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.

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 featuring the critically endangered Philippine Eagle.
I work with both traditional and digital media. 
I can draw and paint by hand or via computer. I think the combination of handmade techniques and design training makes for work that's fun and functional. I also enjoy working with people from different fields and expertise. I like learning from others alongside contributing my own work to a project.

I am very much inspired by plants, animals, and natural history, local culture and travel, and encounters with strangers.

I especially love working on projects under these topics. Let's work on something together!

Education
2010, BFA Information Design, Ateneo de Manila University

Books
Good Night Philippines, Good Night World
2016 • written by Mila Bongco-Philipzig • published by Anvil
The INKredible Coloring Book for Big and Small People # 1 and 2
2015 • published by Anvil Publishing
Hue Can Do It!
The No Pressure, No Judgement coloring book
2015 • published by Summit Books
Hue Can Do It, Too!
The No Pressure, No Judgement coloring book

2015 • published by Summit Books
Ang Kanta ng Kiping
2015 • written by Ferdinand Chia Pangan • published by Child Fund Philippines
Can We Live Without Trees?
2014 • text by May Tobias-Papa • published by Adarna House
1,001 Awesome Stickers 
Dec 2013, June 2015 • published by Berry Books under Summit Media

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

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

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

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

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


PRESS & 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



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


2017
Pang Hui Ba Huo • POST, Cubao X, Quezon City
Camouflage • Light Grey Art Lab • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Karapatan • CANVAS Looking for Juan Outdoor Banner Project, Vargas Museum, QC


2016
Tinker Tales • Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan's 25th Anniversary Exhibit, Ayala Museum, Makati City
Studio Dialogo's 10th Anniversary Exhibit • Prism Gallery, Makati City
Never Odd or Even • Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


2015
GUTS • Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Alterno • Reimagined Adarna House classic covers, Shangri-La Mall, Mandaluyong City

2014
Filipino Myths and Legends • CANVAS Looking for Juan Outdoor Banner Project, Vargas Museum, QC

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


2013
6 Degrees • Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
SMART • curated by Amy Ng, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Fornever Friends • Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan's 22nd Annual Exhibit, The Chocolate Kiss Café, QC


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

Kalayaan • CANVAS Looking for Juan Outdoor Banner Project, Vargas Museum, QC
Pulp Fiction • Art Informal, San Juan


2011
Ang INK 20 Taon • Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan's 20th Anniversary Exhibit, Ayala Museum, Makati City
Where Reading Takes You • Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City


ELSEWHERE
blog: nobeesnohoney.wordpress.com
email: hello @ francesalvarez.com

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