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Ciao, I’m Roberto Blefari – Hikimi, a freelance illustrator based in Torino, Italy. 

I create bright illustrations and colourful stories to make people of all ages feel good.

My illustrative style is playful, light and full of positivity. 

I love to work on projects across design and communication, through to editorial briefs and book illustrations.

I collaborate with small businesses and large companies, Italian and international publishers, NGOs and non-profit associations – I can't wait to team up and work on something beautiful with you! 

Over the past few years, I've also been teaching at IED Torino.

Get in touch

︎ Drop me a line at

︎ @hellohikimi

︎ Represented Worldwide
by AgencyRush

Clients include

Auzou, Clementoni, Corriere della Sera, Éditions Milan, Emergency ONG, Fabbri Editori, Flow magazine, Giunti, Mondadori, Quarto Publishing, Slow food, Snapchat, Stabilo, The Guardian, Uppa, 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 World Illustration Award, 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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