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About

Hi, I’m Alexandra.

As a graphic designer,

I’m drawn to strongly conceptual work. I enjoy translating complex messages into accessible imagery.

I respond to the principle that good design is for everyone, and so I ended up working with diverse clients in government, media, nonprofits, and small businesses. I have a soft, soft spot for advocacies, especially environmental conservation. Beyond social impact, my practice spans corporate materials, teaching, and commissioned art.

My areas of expertise are:

  • Print and Editorial DesignDesigning eye-catching covers and coherent layouts.
  • Branding and IdentityGiving your organization, event, or exhibition a face.
  • Features Writing. Crafting children’s stories, presentations, and your next big project.

As an artist,

I alternate between expressing ideas (text-first) and emotions (image-first thinking). I also feel a deep affinity with nature and enjoy illustrating animals.

My work branches out in the following ways:

  • Editorial IllustrationDistilling ideas into visual metaphors.
  • Children’s Books Illustration. Drawing animals since 1991.
  • Cartooning. Engaging life with humor.
  • Printmaking. Exploring the freedom of black & white. See more at Rubber Ducky Stamp Co.
  • Zines. Experimenting on the ultimate blank canvas.

I’m available for commissions and projects.

For inquiries or CV requests, please contact me at aparedes311 at gmail dot com, or through the Contact page.

Clients & Collaborators

Design Studios
Plus63
Studio Karl Castro

Advertising
Blackpencil Manila

Non-Profits
Save The Children
Plan International Philippines
Forest Foundation Philippines
Fight Inequality Alliance
Community Centred Conservation (C3)
Bayan Academy
People in Need
Basa Pilipinas

Arts & Culture
Aman Sinaya Films
UP Concert Chorus
Carlos Quijon, Jr., Curator

Media
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
BusinessWorld University

Publishing
Anvil Publishing
Ateneo Press
Tahanan Books
Gantala Press

Government
National Book Development Board
Regional Human Rights Commission
National Commission for Muslim Filipinos
National Anti-Poverty Commission

Academe
UP Center for Women and Gender Studies
UP Diliman Gender Office
UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea

Entrepreneurs
Nieta
Acclamation Point Corporation

Social Enterprise
Devex

Corporate
Unionbank
MIESCOR

Education

BFA Visual Communication, Cum Laude
University of the Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts
2011