Ferrari moved from Rome to Tokyo in 1997 to pursue his dream of becoming a character designer in Japan. Prior to joining Square Enix he worked for Tatsunoko Productions, a famous Japanese animation studio, which Yoshitaka Amano spent much of his early career at, and did the character designs for Namco's Death by Degrees. For the latter, producer Yozo Sakagami hoped his Western sensibilities would help preserve the characters' intended Caucasian appearance, specifically noting that "with games like Final Fantasy," Japanese designers tend to make white characters look Japanese.
Aside from his involvement within the Final Fantasy series, Ferrari also worked on The Last Remnant, Moon Diver, Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes, Guns N' Souls feat. Song Summoner and Rampage Land Rankers (with Tetsuya Nomura).
Roberto Ferrari is listed alongside Tetsuya Nomura as the main character designer for Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Works within the series
|Final Fantasy Type-0||Sub-Character Designer|
|Final Fantasy XV||Sub-Character Designer|
|Final Fantasy VII Remake||Character Designer|