Francis Xavier Olea

Francisco Javier Olea


Francis Xavier Olea, designer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Since 1999 he has worked as a designer for the newspaper El Mercurio, a space in which he has established himself as an illustrator. He is one of the founders of the collective of illustrators Seven stripes. He has developed work for commercial brands (Puma, Rosen, Transbank, Ron Havanna, Lipton, Absolut Vodka, among others) and has collaborated with their illustrations for numerous children's books. He has published six books as an author, graphic humor being the common denominator of these editions: Chapter 33, created together with Paloma Valdivia, Lovesickness, Stylebook, Glamor Lessons, And who are you? y Past, present and absent. Winner in Chile of the Altazor Award for the Arts in 2012 in the Design and Illustration category. In 2013 he received the Honorable Mention in the book-album contest To the Edge of the Wind of the Economic Fund of Culture for the book Life without Santi, written by Andrea Maturana. Selected in the category "portrait" in the Latin American Illustration 7 (2018) of the AI-AP (American Illustrators / American Photography).