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I’m Roberto Blefari – Hikimi, an illustrator based in Turin, Italy.

I create bright illustrations to tell stories and spread positive vibes.

My illustrative style is playful, colourful and poetic. It works well for projects across design and communication, through to editorial briefs and book illustrations.

As a former graphic designer and Art director, I’ve learned the value of research and collaboration to create good concepts. I can’t wait to team up and work on something beautiful with you!

I collaborate with small businesses and large companies, Italian and international publishers, NGOs and non-profit associations.

Over the past three years, I’ve also been teaching what I know about illustration at IED Torino.

Get in touch

︎ Drop me a line at

︎ @hellohikimi

︎ Represented by AgencyRush info@agencyrush.com

Clients include

Clementoni, Corriere della Sera, Éditions Milan, Emergency, Fabbri Editori, Flow magazine, Giunti, Mondadori, Quarto Publishing, Slow Food, Snapchat, Stabilo, SuperHumans, WeTransfer, Yoox, You?

Awards and recognitions

2021 – Blue Peter Book Awards, longlisted
2018 – Autori di Immagini, selected for Annual
2017 – 3x3 pro show, Honorable mention
2015 – The AOI WIA, shortlisted
2015 – Autori di immagini, Gold medal

Selected exhibitions

“Abracadabra” (2021, Museo Egizio, Torino)
“Just Humans” (2019, Museo Egizio, Torino)
“Saranno Illustri” (2019, Illustri Festival, Vicenza)
“Tutti sappiamo volare” (solo, 2019, Genova)
“Gallerie Summertime” (2018, Vicenza)
“Unconventional mapping” (2017, FSRR, Torino)
“Alchemica gallery” (2017, various locations)
“Novantanove” (2017, Graphic days Torino)

Recent features and interviews

Frizzi Frizzi (IT)
Creative Boom (EN)
Hoppipolla (IT)
FeelDesain (EN)
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