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, IBM and Lufthansa, 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.