I'm Fran

… a Maltese illustrator and designer, currently based in Edinburgh.

I graduated from the University of Malta in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree in Digital Arts and am currently reading for an MA in Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art. I have illustrated 3 children’s books (and have some exciting projects coming up!) and also formed part of solo and group exhibitions.

I have a fondness for whimsical fairytales and stories, which are the main inspiration behind my work. My central focus lies in the development and exploration of characters and imagined worlds, through the use of digital, traditional (particularly ink) and sculptural tools and media.

I enjoy spending time with my four-legged furry friends and observing everyday-life, which very often fuels my creations.

Send me an email for more information on commissions and any enquiries, I’d love to hear from you!

Publications (Illustration)

2020 – Il-Kaxxa tal-Memorji. Illustrations for a children’s book.

2020 – Il-Familja Frattarija. Illustrations for a children’s book. Published by Merlin Publishers

2017 – K-T-B: Illustrations for a children’s schoolbook. Published by Merlin Publishers

Exhibitions

2021 – The 20s Take Two Online exhibition by ARTZID, Christine X Gallery Malta and Artpaper Malta

2020 – ARTNA Online exhibition by Malta Community of Illustrators

2019 – The Levi’s Trucker Jacket Design Contest Exhibition

2018 – QATRA QATRA at Café Society, Valletta, Malta

2017 – DISTORJA at MARIE Gallery5 as part of the BFA in Digital Arts Course at the University of Malta

Awards and achievements

2020 – Illustration from ‘il-Familja Frattarija’ featured in the Malta Illustrator’s Annual 2020

2017 – First Place at the Literary Art Contest for the National Book Festival in Malta

 

SELECTED CLIENTS AND ORGANISATIONS I HAVE WORKED or collaborated WITH

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