Frances Alvarez is an illustrator and graphic designer.

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I currently work full-time with Studio Dialogo, a boutique design studio specializing in corporate identity design, environmental graphic design, and illustration. 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. 
My work has appeared in various forms such as books, editorial illustrations, merchandise, apparel, packaging, identity and brand materials, and environmental graphics. 
Some of the groups and clients I have worked with before include Adarna House, Anvil Publishing, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Masungi Georeserve, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, OCEANA, The Philippine Star, Summit Media, Oishi, and Bench. I have also participated in art 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. My main output was the children's book An Eagle's Feather which was initially produced in a large-scale format for the Phil. Eagle Foundation's education program, and was later published by the Cornell Lab Publishing Group.
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2010, BFA Information Design, Ateneo de Manila University

Published Work
Kaisa-Isa Niyan: A Maguindanaon Folk Song
Tahanan Books, 2019

Karapat Dapat
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan and CANVAS, 2018

The Bottomline on Bottom Trawling
OCEANA Philippines, 2018

Dear Universe
written by Pierra Calasanz-Labrador, Anvil Publishing, 2018

Good Night Philippines, Good Night World
written by Mila Bongco-Philipzig, Anvil Publishing, 2016

An Eagle's Feather
written by Minfong Ho and The Philippine Eagle Foundation, produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2016

Ang Kanta ng Kiping
written by Ferdinand Chia Pangan, published by Child Fund Philippines, 2015

Can We Live Without Trees?
written by May Tobias-Papa, published by Adarna House, 2014

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

Daloy ng Pag-asa
written by Obel Resurrecion, produced by The World Wildlife Fund and BDO, 2013

Pangangasiwa sa Ating mga Basura
written by Obel Resurrecion, produced by The World Wildlife Fund and BDO, 2013

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

Hayop, Halaman, Karagatan, Atbp. (Animals, Plants, the Seas, Etc.)
written by Obel Resurrecion, produced by The World Wildlife Fund and BDO, 2012

Press & Interviews
Real Living
Candy Mag Creative Space
Kanto Journal 
The Philippine Star
 • ArtPlus

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 Exhibits
Peek a Book • Ayala Museum
Double Feature • Kaida Contemporary Manila
High Tide • two-woman show with Yas Doctor • Galerie Stephanie
INKwento • Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan annual show • UP CFA

Venus in Firs • Project 20, QC
Shelved Wishes • Prism Gallery, Makati
Between a Puddle and the Ocean • Galerie Roberto, Alabang
Peek a Book • Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

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

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

GUTS • Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis

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

6 Degrees • Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis
SMART •  Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis

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

Ang INK 20 Taon • Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan's 20th Anniversary Exhibit, Ayala Museum, Makati City

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