illustrator and graphic designer
hello@francesalvarez.com
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I'm mostly inspired by nature, pop culture, childhood memories, & day to day life. My dream projects include making drawings for a children's library or hospital, drawing all the birds of the Philippines, and working with BTS for album art.
At the moment
Studio Dialogo, graphic designer and illustrator since 2011
a boutique graphic design & illustration studio based in Metro Manila

Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, active member since 2011
Ang INK is an organization of Filipino artists dedicated to the creation, promotion, & appreciation of illustration for children

East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, volunteer designer since 2021
The EAAFP aims to protect migratory waterbirds, their habitats and the livelihoods of people dependent upon them
Education
2010, BFA Information Design, Ateneo de Manila University

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


Recognition
Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators' Exhibit, Finalist, 2021

Sharjah Children's Reading Festival, Exhibitor, 2021

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

Green Earth Book Awards shortlist, An Eagle's Feather, 2019

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

Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts, Graphic Design, 2011


Some people I've worked with
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

Some books I've made
I am the Change in Climate Change
written by 
Alyssa M. Peleo-Alampay, Ph.D.
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan & CANVAS PH

#YOUTHINK: Fight Fake News
Studio Dialogo & CANVAS PH

Safe Space: A Kid's Guide to Data Privacy
Studio Dialogo & CANVAS PH

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

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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