illustrator and graphic designer
hello@francesalvarez.com
These days, I'm mostly inspired by nature, music, childhood memories, & day to day life. I work with both digital and analog mediums, and enjoy experiementing with other techniques like embroidery and printmaking. I like my work to have a handmade feel somehow, whatever the material!
I work with Studio Dialogo, a boutique design & illustration studio based in Metro Manila. I'm also part of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, an organization of Filipino artists dedicated to the creation, promotion, & appreciation of illustration for children.
My dream projects include writing and illustrating my own picture book and publishing it in a lot of countries, making lots of  drawings for apparel and other fashion goods, illustrating a mural for a children's library or hospital, drawing all the birds of the Philippines, and having my work exhibited in a different country, and working with BTS for album/mixtape art.
When not at my desk, I'm outside staring at plants with my dog Kimchi, or rewatching Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo.
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

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


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

Selected 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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