Davide Bonazzi

Visual artist


Davide Bonazzi is a freelance illustrator who has worked for major publishers, advertisers, and institutions, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nike, Gatorade, Emergency, UNESCO, International Monetary Fund, Roche, and over 200 others worldwide. He was born and raised in Bologna, Italy, where he earned a degree at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Bologna. He also studied illustration in Milan at the European Institute of Design and at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna. Davide aims to create clever visual solutions to represent complex topics, as well as narrative, witty images. His style combines digital media with textures of scanned found objects, to give his illustrations a warm and evocative atmosphere.

His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators of New York, Communication Arts, American Illustration, 3×3 ProShow (Bronze medal 2018), Folio (Ozzie Award 2017), Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Creative Quarterly, Hiii Illustration (Grand Prix 2017), and World Illustration Awards. He was featured in ​Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2016/17 and 2018/19.