Fran Alvarez is an award-winning illustrator from the Philippines with a focus on children’s literature, editorial, and brand projects. 
Her drawings are defined by her use of texture, space, and expressive lines, and she works with both traditional and digital media to find interesting ways to tell each project's story. Her work is informed by her interest in nature, childhood memories, food, pop culture, daily life, and understated humor.
She is a part of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), the Philippines’ first and only organization for children’s illustrators, and also works as a graphic designer at the boutique design studio Studio Dialogo.
Her recognitions include the Ezra Jack Keats Award Illustrator Honor and the ALA Schneider Family Book Award Honor for “Dancing Hands: A Story of Friendship in Filipino Sign Language”, the Green Island Award at the Nami Concours for “Fishing with Jin”, and the Philippine National Children’s Book Award-Best Reads for “Hating Kapatid”.

When she is not at her desk, her cat Chimken is.
Studio Dialogo
a boutique graphic design & illustration studio based in Metro Manila

Bartels Scientific Illustration Internship Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2015

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

National Book Development Board (NBDB)
Registered Illustrator

BFA Information Design, Ateneo de Manila University

Ezra Jack Keats Award, Illustrator Honor, for Dancing Hands, 2024

ALA Youth Media Awards, Schneider Family Book Award Honor, for Dancing Hands, 2024

Green Island Award, Nami Concours, for Fishing with Jin, 2023

Sharjah Children's Reading Festival, Exhibitor, 2023

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 Hating Kapatid, 2014

Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts, Graphic Design, 2011

Some people I've worked with
Adarna House, Adobe, Anvil Publishing, Areté Ateneo, Bench, The Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS), Chronicle Books, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, The East-Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership, Hiyas under OMF Literature, Masungi Georeserve, OCEANA, Oishi, Room to Read, Summit Media, Tahanan Books, UNIQLO, The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 

Some books I've made
Hati Pa Rin
written by Raissa Rivera Falgui
Adarna House

Noodle Hair
written by Giancarla Aritao
Hiyas/OMF Literature

Dancing Hands: A Story of Friendship in Filipino Sign Language
written by Joanna Que & Charina Marquez
translated by Karen Llagas
Chronicle Books

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

Kaisa-Isa Niyan: A Maguindanaon Folk Song
Tahanan Books

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

100 Questions Filipino Kids Ask, vol. 2
Adarna House
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