Nazario Graziano - italian freelance illustrator, art-director and graphic-designer Photo: Cosimo Paiano

My name is Nazario,
i’m an italian freelance illustrator, art-director, graphic-designer, dad.

My world is romantic, ironic, dreamy, with good background music.
I like to think of it as…

“A dive in the past with gore-tex lifesaver”

I take my inspiration from old books, illustrations for kids, sky, snow, rain and rainbows, my little princess Bianca, my wife, my cats, music, old-school skateboards, traditional tattoos, 80′s memories, 50′s sci-fi movies, typography and so much more that happens day by day…

I’m the owner of ADD studio/creativo , multidisciplinary studio founded in 2010, specializing in art-direction, branding, identity and graphic design.

Finally, I’ve launched also my musical project in 2021, called A Smog Museo.


Selected clients:

Ford, Fendi, MTV, Universal, Toyota, Warner Bros, Auchan, UN – United Nations, Hyundai, Proraso, ENI, Lavazza, EIF, DoDo by Pomellato, British Airways, Luxottica, DirecTV, Rosetta Stone, SNCF, Greenpeace, JazzMI, GDF Suez, Saint Gobain, Konen, Canal Savoir, San Pellegrino, Le Gaulois, Beta Motor, Laqa & Co, and more…

Main editorial clients:

New York Magazine, Washington Post, Rolling Stone (USA), Le Monde, M (Le Monde magazine), Fortune, GQ, WIRED (UK), ARTE, The Sunday Times, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Chicago Magazine, SOLE24ore, British Airways / High Life, Corriere della Sera, Der Spiegel, Design Week, L’Express, Premio Strega, Milk Magazine, Premiere, Style / Corriere della Sera, Runner’s World, Fast Company, Die Weltwoche, La Gazzetta dello Sport / Sportweek, Philosophie Magazine (FR / DE), FM World, NBA rivista, Adesso Magazin, 11Freunde, Mental Floss, Opto, Stern, AD Age, The Hollywood Reporter, National Geographic and more…

Book featured in:

Illustration Now!4 (Taschen), Taschen Calendar 2014 (Taschen), Musikraphics (viction:ary), Flash Back (viction:ary), PicNic Pop Folk (Retina y Retinette), Natural Recall (Qupè Paris), Postcard Book (FL@33), IdN 15 years, IdN – The New Twenties, Grafuck, Modern Vintage Illustration, Logology 2 (viction:ary), Modern Vintage Illustration (Batsford), Spaghetti Grafica, and more…

Interview, features and accolades:

IdN v.13/3 (interview + feat), Advanced Photoshop issue 52 (interview), Advanced Photoshop issue 43 (feat), Novum 10/7 (interview + feat), Illustrator Mundo (Editor’s choice), Le Monde (feat contributor), New Web Pick issue 8 and 25 (interview), STYLE (feat contributor), ELLE Girl / Korea (feat), Beautiful Decay (web feat), Picame (feat), Grab Magazine, Creazina, Bak Magazine (interview), Max – Ukraine (feat), Spoonfork – DE (Special guest), Delta Sky (feat contributor), MILK (feat contributor), GQ (feat contributor), typographicposters.com (feat), Surfstation (feat), Netdiver (feat), Design Work Life (feat), Ventilate (feat), Doodlers Anonymous (feat), designaside (feat), The Loop (feat).

Online Interviews:

Paris Collage Collective (FRA) –  PCB with Goran – YouTube (ITA)  TOOMBES (ENG),  Black Book Magazine (USA), Spot the tiger (UK) , Proxart (USA), D.L.S.O (ITA), Lamono (ESP), Webfandom (ITA), Muse (USA), Baked Magazine (ITA), Friutfish (Taiwan), Le Cool / Roma (ITA), Una mano per il Gargano – Project (ITA), Artnois (USA), The Artfuls (USA)…

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Workshop & Talks

  • Università Udine / LESSONS + WORKSHOP
    Università di Udine
    4 / 14 May 2020
  • Sonic Collage / WORKSHOP
    Officine Ergot, Lecce @ SEI Festival
    12 July 2019
  • Selected Artist 2019 SEI Festival / TALK
    Castello Volante, Otranto (LE)
    13 July 2019
  • JazzMi Poster Design / TALK
    Apple Store Milan
    07 November 2019
  • Me, my self and Collage / WORKSHOP
    Triennale Milano
    08 November 2019
  • Collage & Illustrazione / UNIVERSITY COURSE
    UNI Udine
    4-6-13-14 May 2021

Main Exhibitions:

  • PREMIO VASTO – ITA
    Group-show / Palazzo D’Avalos – Vasto (Ch)
    30 July / 31 October 2020
  • JAZZ IT UP! – USA
    Group-show / Mesa Art Center – Mesa (Arizona)
    14 Sept.2018 / 20 Jan.2019

  • HOMEBOUND – ITA
    Solo Exhibition / Galleria Aratro – Campobasso
    22 Mar/19 Apr 2018
  • 99 Novantanove – ITA
    Group-show / Toolbox – Torino
    3/6 November 2016
  • Natural Recall – RU
    Group-show / Vkhutemas Gallery
    Moskow, June 2015
  • Natural Recall  – ITA
    Group-show / Serra dei Giardini – Venice
    Nov/Dec 2014
  • BAZR – FRA
    Group-show /  Paris
    11/14 Dec 2014
  • Colagene – Positive Side Effects – FRA
    Group-show / Corner44 – Paris
    14 October 2014
  • Superheroes – USA
    Group-show / D-Structure gallery – San Francisco
    May 2011
  • Konen and Bram stores – DE/LUX
    Personal / Konen and Brams stores – Munich and Luxembourg
    17/18 March 2011
  • Colagene – Get your illustration fix – FRA
    Group-show / L’Issue Gallery Alt Store – Paris
    17 March 2011
  • Colagene – Get your illustration fix- FRA
    Group-show / Yves Laroche art gallery – Montreal
    17/19 February 2011
  • STT – Who’s in charge – UK
    Group-show / Dreamspace Gallery – London
    5/16 July 2010
  • Nation, world graphic tour – ITA
    Group-show / Officine Farneto – Rome
    November 2009
  • SynthEastwood Exhibition – IRL
    Group-show – Dublin
    October 2008
  • Fuoriluogo 11 – ITA
    Group-show / Limiti Inchiusi Gallery – Campobasso
    December 2006
  • Big Babel – ITA
    Personal with N.Micatrotta / Limiti Inchiusi – Campobasso
    April 2006
  • Art-Trek 2 – BE
    Group-show – Antwerpen
    26 November 2005
  • Gemine Muse – ITA
    Selected Artist / Group show – Campobasso
    November 2005