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Biography:

Francesco Ciccolella is an Austrian illustrator and graphic artist based in Vienna.

Pairing smart concepts with simplicity in form Francesco’s illustrations tell stories and convey ideas in the most direct yet unexpected way. Best known for his witty ideas he virtuously employs visual metaphors and humor adding a human touch to his work and making both complex concepts and simple messages accessible to the viewer.

His work spans from editorial to advertising, publishing, posters, book covers, animations and, most recently, sculptures. He has worked with publications such as the Guardian, Der Spiegel or The New York Times and his corporate clients include Google and IBM, amongst many others.

Francesco studied graphic design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. In self-initiated projects, exhibitions and personal experiments he passionately explores his image making process and continues to develop a distinctive visual voice all his own.

Portrait © Carolina Frank


Clients:
Editorial & Publishing:
The Guardian, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Wired, TIME, The Financial Times, Fast Company, Welt am Sonntag, Monocle, Focus, Courrier International, Handelsblatt, de Volkskrant, Johns Hopkins Health Review, Enorm, Zeit Campus, Wall Street Journal, Brummell, Der Standard, WirtschaftsWoche, Datum, Penguin Random House, Rizzoli Libri, Oxford University Press, Süddeutsche Zeitung Publishing, ...

Corporate & Advertising: IBM, Google, Bene, Diakonie Deutschland, Wien Museum, AT Kearney, Unicancer, Groupama, American Airlines, Austrian Science Fund, Vienna International Airport, Magdas Hotel, Biennale Archiv Austria, SVA, University of Applied Arts Vienna, ...

Agencies: M&C Saatchi Little Stories, Agence Babel, Hogarth & Ogilvy, Ogilvy & Mather Singapore, PKP BBDO, KMS-Team, DMB, WeMake, ...


Exhibitions:
 
Modern Love
2018, Sergeant Paper Gallery, Paris, France

Alternate Realities
2017, Vienna Design Week, T/abor, Vienna, Austria


Awards:

ADC New York 2018
Merit Award, Illustration

ADC Germany 2018

Bronze Winner, Cover

American Illustration 2018
AI 37, Selected Winner

CCA Award 2018
Bronze Winner, Illustration

Red Dot Award 2017
Best of the best, Illustration

ADC Germany 2017
Auszeichnung, Illustration

American Illustration 2017
AI 36, Chosen Winner

CCA Award 2017
Bronze Winner, Illustration

Joseph Binder Award 2016
Bronze Winner, Illustration

3x3 Magazine Show 2015
Honorable Mention


Press:

Visão poética

Revista Decor, 2018
By Adriane Oliveira

Il design della post-verità
TGCOM, 2017
By Mila Cataldo

Alternate Realities
Creativeboom, 2017
By Katy Cowan

Vienna Design Week 2017
Domus, 2017
By Elisabetta Carboni and Bruno Melis

Illustrations about the Perception of Reality and Facts
Fubiz, 2017
By Costanza Spina

Gestaltete Stadt: Vienna Design Week 2017
Die Presse, 2017
By Norbert Philipp

Wie man Schwäche so stark wie farbenprächtig inszeniert
Page Online, 2017
By Sabine Danek

Conceptual Illustrations that get political
Creativeboom, 2016
By Katy Cowan

Der zugespitzte Zeichenstift
Die Presse, 2015
By Norbert Philipp

Il concettualismo viennese di Francesco Ciccolella
Picame, 2015
By Bruno Depetris