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Ciao! I’m Roberto Hikimi Blefari, a freelance illustrator from Italy.

I create playful yet poetic illustrations to make people of all ages feel good.

I like using a combination of fresh colors and smooth lines to represent emotions and bring kindness and positivity to my visual storytelling. This mix works for every project: from children's books to editorial illustrations, websites and Apps.

Over the past two years, I'm also teaching what I know about illustration (and Illustrator, the software) at IED Torino.

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Clients include

Anorak magazine, Clementoni, Éditions Milan, Emergency, Fabbri Editori, Flow magazine, Giunti, Mondadori, Quarto Group, Slow Food, Snapchat, Stabilo Italia, Yoox, You?

Awards and recognitions

2018 – Annual AI, selected for publication
2017 – 3x3 pro show, Honorable mention
2015 – The AOI WIA, shortlisted
2015 – Annual AI, Gold medal (self-initiated work)

Selected exhibitions

“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

Hoppipolla, Frizzi Frizzi, Timmerman, FeelDesain, Tumblr Staff


- “That’s a job? I like animals”, Ivy Kids, 2020
- “Sorellina in arrivo”, Fabbri Editori, 2019
- “Il libro dei bacini”, Fabbri Editori, 2019
- “Les animaux de la mer”, Éditions Milan, 2018
- “Ricicla e suona”, Editoriale Scienza, 2018 
- “C’era una svolta”, Quelli del Sabato, 2017


- Just Humans, Graphic Days Torino, 2019
- Illustri Festival Catalogue, Illustri, 2019
- Oblò magazine No.3, Hoppipolla, 2019
- “101 film...”, Newton Compton Editori, 2019
- Quadrifloux, 70Magenta, 2019
- Nurant “A limit is no limits”, Nurant, 2018
- Italianism Catalogue, Italianism, 2017
- Graphic Days Torino Catalogue, Plug, 2017
- Rock Motel, Squame, 2015
- Spollo kitchen, Corraini Edizioni, 2014
- Nurant “Circo”, Nurant, 2013

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