Astred Hicks

Freelance Designer, Design Cherry

Sydney NSW

Astred is a freelance book designer and illustrator whose distinctive work for a number of Australian and International publishing houses covers fiction, non-fiction, lifestyle and educational, with a special emphasis on young adult fiction and children’s non-fiction. She is a sometime lecturer and was the lead author of the popular text for tertiary students, ‘Graphic design {Australian style manual}’. Astred has won a number of book design awards during her 15 year career in publishing.

Member since 2014

  • Available for freelance work


  • 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