Astred Hicks

Freelance Designer, Design Cherry

Sydney NSW

Astred Hicks, Design Cherry is a freelance book designer and illustrator whose distinctive work for a number of Australian and International publishing houses covers fiction, non-fiction and educational, with a emphasis on young adult fiction and children’s non-fiction. 
Astred has won a number of book design awards during her 15-year career in publishing. Her illustration is work nominated for a 2020 CBCA Book of the Year award.
She is a published author and was Vice President of ABDA in 2020

Member since 2014

  • Available for freelance work
  • Available for professional designers


  • Art Direction
  • Author
  • Book Design
  • Children’s Books
  • Children’s Illustrated Books
  • Creative Lettering
  • Education Design
  • Fiction
  • Hand-drawn Typography
  • Illustrated Books
  • Illustration
  • Teaching
  • Typesetting
  • Typography
  • Young Adult Design