Davide Bonazzi has been working as a freelance illustrator for major publishers, advertisers and institutions including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, GQ, Variety, Fortune, UNESCO, Gatorade, Timberland, Roche, Paramount and over 200 others worldwide.
Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, first earning a degree at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Bologna, he also studied Illustration in Milan at IED – 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, in order 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), World Illustration Awards.
He has been featured in Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2016/17 and 2018/19.