Stefano Buro

Stefano Buro – Designer

Italian freelance with more than 15 years of experience in visual development: from animations to editorial projects.


I'm an Italian freelance illustrator based in Tottori, Japan.

After graduating in painting in 2005 I've been working for several international companies and animation studios as illustrator and graphic designer. My artwork has been awarded and exhibited in museum and international festival in Europe and Asia.

My focus is always on understanding the client’s needs and developing suitable concepts in order to meet their objectives and requirements.

I like to have a direct approach and I'm open to criticism whenever it improve the final result.

My work usually start with a discussion with the client, then I proceed with sketches and when the concept is approved we move forward with a semi final artwork. Finally, after some eventually tweaks, I produce the definitive work.

Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Magical Realism Plays & Screenplays Poetry Short Story Young Adult Fantasy
  • Games are Art - Raw Fury at Reboot Blue - Dubrovnik - CROATIA, 2023;
  • Special Award Nominee (Akame) - Reboot Blue - Indie Game Award; Dubrovnik - CROATIA, 2023;
  • Best Visual Art and Design (Akame) - Game Connection - Indie Game Award; Paris - FRANCE, 2022;
  • PICTOPLASMA Character Flag - Official Selection; Berlin - GERMANY, 2021;
  • Cefalù Film Festival - Official Selecion; Cefalù - ITALY, 2018;
  • Cartoon Club - Rimini - Official Selection Premio Cartoon Club; Rimini - ITALY, 2017;

Work experience


May, 2022 — Present

Game concept development, animations, illustrations and brand identity. We got an award for best Visual and Design with our first title.


Jan, 2005 — Present

I've been working on many projects: from publishing design, web design, logo design, animations, illustrations, photography, scenography and personal art projects. My work has been exhibited in international festivals, museum and galleries in Europe and Asia.

Stefano has 5 reviews





Jojo L.

Jojo L.

May, 2024

Stefano is always at hand to give more than required. He exceeded my expectations and i surely do recommend him.
Stefano B.
Thanks a lot Jojo, it was a pleasure to work with you and I'm looking forward to see the books!
Bradley K.

Bradley K.

Apr, 2024

I thoroughly recommend Stefano in all respects. He will produce artwork that is professional and beautiful but not generic - it will really stand out. He is also extremely helpful and patient during the design process. If you have a pre-existing idea for your design, Stefano will certainly deliver something great, but you soon learn that he is very intelligent and thinks deeply about the symbo...
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Stefano B.
Thanks a lot Brad! It was a pleasure to work with you! Looking forward to see the printed book!
Alexah K.

Alexah K.

Apr, 2024

I was so excited when I collaborated with Stefano. Immediately he grasped the concept of my book and helped me bring it to life in such a beautiful way. He was incredibly professional and kept me in the loop with every step and genuinely seemed to care about making sure he enraptured my story appropriately. I very much hope to work with him again for my next book.
Stefano B.
Thanks a lot Alexah! I enjoyed working with you at your cover and I'm very pleased because we are both happy with the result. I wish you the best with your books and your career!
Michael L.

Michael L.

Mar, 2024

Working with Stefano was an incredible experience! His creativity and knack for bringing my vision to life were truly exceptional. I highly recommend Stefano to anyone looking to bring a unique and captivating vision to their project.
Paul R.

Paul R.

Mar, 2024

Stefano was super helpful in helping me realize my vision of the cover of my book. He has a great eye for design elements, and added things that I hadn't thought of. Things that really made the cover pop. He was very responsive, despite living on the other end of the world from me, and completed everything quickly and efficiently. If you want a cover that pops, and an artist that will listen to...
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