Ivan is a Manila-based illustrator. He graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. His work received an Honorable Mention from the Philippine Board on Books for Young People-Alcala Prize in 2019. Also, his illustrations are included in the 2020 and 2022 Asian Festival of Children’s Content Book Illustrators Gallery. His work focuses on work that promotes values he believes in.