Francesco Ciccolella’s Playful Illustrations

Australian illustrator with Italian roots, Francesco Ciccolella’s work does not limit to just one genre – he likes to think of it as telling different stories in a poetic and compelling way.

“Everything I do starts with a pencil drawing. I consider this first part of my process a way of thinking with my hands.”
Based in Vienna, Ciccolella conceptual creations are playful and burst with ideas and visual metaphors. Working for both editorial and commercial clients, the illustrator doesn’t narrow down his profession to a certain genre. Instead, he likes to apply the way of thinking and solving problems to various projects. Having worked for the likes of The Guardian, Wired, Monocle and IBM, Ciccolella has also spent some time in New York experimenting on his personal work at Pencil Factory in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


All images © Francesco Ciccolella