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Francesco Bongiorni (Milan, 1984) creates impactful and conceptual images, interpreting and synthesizing complex ideas in an original way. Francesco produces strong and sophisticated illustrations, conveying a clear and direct message to the viewer. He speaks and works in three languages (Italian, English and Spanish) and splits his time between Milan and Madrid. His style is synthetic and direct, the result of his heterogeneous formation that includes Engraving studies, screen printing, comics and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts N.A.B.A. of Milan, the Universidad de Bellas Artes of Salamanca and the IED of Milan. Francesco collaborates regularly with: The New York Times, AC Milan, Air France, The Guardian, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Le Monde. His works are presented in the most important years of illustration as: Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators of New York and American Illustration. In 2018, “One Million Steps” illustration, created in collaboration with Illustri Festival and dedicated to a Doctors Without Borders campaign, won the silver medal in the Institutional category at the Society of Illustrators in New York.


In 2016, Francesco realizes three illustrations for the Christmas series of San Marino stamps on the theme of hospitality.

In 2017, he works on a series of postcards and stamps for the Vatican on the theme of the year of sustainable tourism.

In 2019 he creates a series of illustrations for a series of San Marino stamps which celebrates the Centenary of the “Associazione Nazionale Alpini”: the National Alpine Association.


The New York Times, The NewYorker, The Guardian, Washington Post, Scientific American, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Harvard Business Review, The George Washington University, Yale University, Penn University; Princeton University, The Royal Academy of Arts, Fc. Internazionale, Lancôme, Nautilus, Penguin Random House, Le Monde, Philatelic department of the Vatican City, Philatelic department of San Marino,


APIM Awards best advertising winner, 2019
APIM Awards best book cover winner, 2019
Autori di Immagini Awards Winner, 2019
Society of Illustrators of New York selected work, SOI 61, 2019
Society of Illustrators of New York, SILVER MEDAL, SOI 60, 2018
Premio Illustri Awards Winner, 2018
Communication Arts Illustration Annual 59 Winner, 2018
Creative Quarterly CQ29 and CQ34 Winner
Communication Arts Illustration Annual 58, 2017
Society of Illustrators of New York selected works, SOI 58, 2016
American Illustration AIAP 34 Winner, 2015
Society of Illustrators of New York selected work, SOI 57, 2015
Latin American Illustration 4 Awards Winner, 2015
3×3 International Show No.11 Merit and Honorable Mention, 2014
Altpick Members Acknowledged for Excellence Winner, 2014
New Visual Artist PRINT Magazine, 2011
Communication Arts Illustration Annual 51, 2010


“Italoamericana”, Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, L.A., USA, 2019
“Idee in Fuga”, BASE, Milan 2019
“Illustri”, Italian Cultural Institute of Tokyo, Japan 2018
“Illustri3”, Chiù Festival, MAT Terlizzi, Italy 2018
“Festival Magari”, Point Ephémère, Paris, France, 2018
“Nefele Festival”, Athens, Greece, 2016
“Saranno Illustri”, Illustri Festival, Vicenza, Italy 2015
“Gusto Robusto”, Treviso Comic Book Festival, Treviso, Italy 2015
“Il nuovo vocabolario della moda italiana”, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy 2015
“Italianism”, Outdoor Festival, Rome, Italy 2015
“Welcome back to the Sign” SOLO SHOW at Franco Parenti Theatre, Milan, Italy 2012