Sebastian Cudicio

Sebastian Cudicio – Designer

Senior book designer/art director/illustrator. Book cover/interior/typesetting/illustration. English/Spanish/Italian

Overview

Ciao I'm Sebastian!


Based in the picturesque city of Vicenza, Italy, the birthplace of some of the most beautiful books in the world, serves as both my home and my muse.


With over 25 years of dedicated experience in the realms of fine arts, design, and illustration, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table. As an art director, designer, and illustrator, I have had the honor of collaborating with a diverse array of clients, ranging from celebrated authors to emerging talents, and from prestigious publications to independent ventures.


My portfolio encompasses a broad spectrum of projects, including covers, books, magazines, and catalogues, each meticulously crafted to resonate with its intended audience. Whether working with renowned luminaries or emerging voices, I approach each project with the same level of passion and dedication, striving to create designs that not only captivate the eye but also engage the imagination.


I am also deeply committed to education, sharing my knowledge and expertise as a teacher of graphic design and art direction for book publishing.


My approach to design is characterized by a seamless fusion of traditional techniques with cutting-edge digital tools. With a keen eye for typography, composition, and detail, I endeavor to strike the perfect balance between form and function, ensuring that every element serves a purpose while contributing to the overall aesthetic.


One of the hallmarks of my practice is attention to detail. I firmly believe that it is the small nuances, the subtle touches, that elevate a design from good to truly exceptional.


In addition to my design services, I offer a range of illustration styles, from traditional hand-drawn artwork to digitally rendered compositions. Whether creating original content from scratch or utilizing photo compositing techniques with free stock images and photos, I am dedicated to bringing your vision to life in the most compelling and visually arresting manner possible.


Furthermore, I am pleased to offer a comprehensive design service that encompasses every stage of the creative process, from conceptualization to execution, catering to both traditional publishing houses and self-publishing authors alike. With a multilingual proficiency in English, Spanish, and Italian, I am well-equipped to serve clients from diverse linguistic backgrounds with ease and efficiency.


If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how I can assist you in realizing your creative vision, please do not hesitate to reach out.

I am here to help in any way I can and look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you.


Regards,


Sebastián Cudicio



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Services include:


COVER: Design, layout, illustration, photocomposition, lettering.

INTERIOR: Design, layout, typesetting, illustrations.

ILLUSTRATION: editorial, digital and traditional, for children books, etc.

Video Book Trailers.

Social media ads and 3d Mockups

For print and epub.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Inspirational
Fiction
Historical Romance Poetry Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Oct, 2005 — Present

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Studied Fine Arts. Sebastián has over 20 years of experience as an Art director, designer and illustrator. Has worked with several agencies like Wunderman, Y&R, J. Walter Thompson, AWK, Rainer Studios, Pentastudio, among others. In 2005 founded a design studio in Vicenza, Italy.
Since 2006 he also teaches art direction, graphic design and illustration in Padua, Italy.

Sebastian has 32 reviews

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Patricia A.

Patricia A.

Oct, 2022

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Endless thanks to Sebastian for his professionalism and patience! This is my first time self-publishing and I had a specific vision in mind for the cover, add to the fact that I’m quite the perfectionist and have a tendency to notice all the little details. That said, I had a lot of requests and Sebastian was so easy to work with, making sure I was satisfied with the finished product. Thanks ag...
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Sebastian C.
Hi Patricia, thank you very much. It was a pleasure working with you. I am really happy with the result of the cover! All the best.
Tanner O.

Tanner O.

Aug, 2022

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Sebastián brought a lot to the table, but his fantastic illustrative skills and consummate professionalism are probably my favorite qualities. The final cover for my first novel, The One Who Rules, is amazing. He delivered exactly what I wanted, which included making a number changes and adjustments. All notes were taken with grace and addressed skillfully. For the interior design, the final bo...
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Sebastian C.
Working with Tanner was a great experience. He is very precise and respectful. He knows what he wants and is always open to suggestions. Exquisite communication. I really look forward to working wi...
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Peter O.

Peter O.

Apr, 2021

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Sebastián hit the ground running with 10 powerful drafts, any one of which I might have used. He adapted quickly to my selections and forged good directions. Drafts arrived on time, synced to the payment schedule. I am very happy with the product. A very positive experience.
Sebastian C.
Thank you very much Peter for the opportunity, it was a pleasure working with you. I hope we can work again in the future.
Eva P.

Eva P.

Mar, 2024

Sebastian is a real artist and professional. If you want a book design that "goes beyond," and a collaborator willing to bring your vision to life within publishing best practices, then you can do no better than to hire Sebastian. Flexible, attentive, reasonable, responsive, and perceptive, Sebastian is the "secret ingredient." Everyone who's seen my early book cover designs has the same reacti...
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Yue Z.

Yue Z.

Feb, 2024

Sebastian was wonderful to work with. He was responsive, creative, and on time. We worked together on book cover design, book layout, and illustration, and each was done with professionalism.
Sebastian C.
Thanks Yue, a pleasure to work with you. Looking forward to the second book ;)

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