illustrator and graphic designer
hello@francesalvarez.com
I'm mostly inspired by nature, memories, and day to day life. I use pencils, ink, and paint, but I also enjoy working digitally and experimenting with other techniques like embroidery and printmaking. Whatever the medium, I like my work to have a hand-drawn feel to it.
My work has appeared as books, editorial illustrations, merchandise, apparel, packaging, identity and brand materials, and environmental graphics. I have also participated in art exhibits locally and abroad.
I always make time to work on personal projects, too. I especially like making zines and other paper goods.
On weekdays I work with Studio Dialogo, a boutique design and illustration studio based in Metro Manila. I am also part of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, an organization of Filipino artists dedicated to the creation, promotion, and appreciation of illustration for children.
When not at my desk, I'm outside staring at plants with my dog, Kimchi.
SELECTED CLIENTS
Adarna House / Tahanan Books / The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) / Masungi Georeserve
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology / OCEANA / UNIQLO / The Philippine Star
Summit Media / Bench / Oishi / Room to Read

Education 
2010, BFA Information Design, Ateneo de Manila University

2015, Bartels Scientific Illustration Internship Program
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York

Recognition
Philippine Board on Books for Young People Alcala Prize
Honorable Mention, 2019

National Children's Book Awards
Best Reads for Kids, for Hating Kapatid, 2014

Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts
Graphic Design, 2011


Published Work
Mga Bisita Mula sa Planetang Pandama
written by Kartini Tahir
ABC Educational Devt. Center & DepEd

Sayaw ng mga Kamay
written by Joanna Que
Adarna House & Room to Read

Kaisa-Isa Niyan: A Maguindanaon Folk Song
Tahanan Books

Karapat Dapat
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan and CANVAS

The Bottomline on Bottom Trawling
OCEANA Philippines

Dear Universe
written by Pierra Calasanz-Labrador
Anvil Publishing

Good Night Philippines, Good Night World
written by Mila Bongco-Philipzig
Anvil Publishing

An Eagle's Feather
written by Minfong Ho and The Philippine Eagle Foundation
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Can We Live Without Trees?
written by May Tobias-Papa
Adarna House

Hating Kapatid
written by Raissa Rivera Falgui
Adarna House

Daloy ng Pag-asa
written by Obel Resurrecion
The World Wildlife Fund and BDO

Pangangasiwa sa Ating mga Basura
written by Obel Resurrecion
The World Wildlife Fund and BDO

100 Questions Filipino Kids Ask, vol. 2
Adarna House

Hayop, Halaman, Karagatan, Atbp. (Animals, Plants, the Seas, Etc.)
written by Obel Resurrecion
The World Wildlife Fund and BDO
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