I'm Robin, and I leverage design and insights to craft brands people love. These are a few projects that I've contributed to as lead agency art director as well as independently as a freelancer and with in-house design teams. While in art school I also worked as a children's party entertainer. Please don't hold that against me or ask for an animal balloon.
My passion for art direction began when I first encountered issues of British I-D and Communication Arts while making layouts and logos in my high school print shop. I've since been privy to join top advertising agencies and global design teams developing brand marketing across many categories and media verticals. I could speak more formally on the subject and name drop like it's hot, but prefer to keep it classy and let the work speak for itself. Yes, that's me next to a giant turd puppet.
Honors + Awards
2013 DISTRICT ADDY Silver Award UX/UI, Los Angeles Zoo
2008 GLAAD Media Awards Nomination, Las Vegas Tourism (LVCVA)
ADDYS Multiple Gold, Silver, Best In Show (x13)
2006 Graphis Campaign and Poster Annual
2002 Graphis New Talent & Design Annual (x3)
2000 Graphis New Talent & Design Annual (x2)
2000 New Design Miami, The Edge of Graphic Design, Rockport Publishing1999 The Show Minneapolis, Silver
1999 One Club New York, Young Guns
Press + Trade Publications
The New York Times
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Panels + Interviews
2019-2023 C2A—Creative Communication Awards, Juror
2021 One Show-Art Directors Club, WNW Members Juror
2018-2019 AIGA Los Angeles, Board and Advisors, Nominating Committee
2009 PDN Photography Annual, Juror
2006 Art Institute of Las Vegas, Graduating Class Speaker/Mentor
I attended Savannah College of Art and Design with a foundation in photography and fine art and a graduate of Miami Ad School, mentored under the tutelage of creative leaders at TBWA London, Fallon, BMP DDP and other award-winning agencies.
My mother was a homemaker, innovative craftswoman and artist in her own right who filled my creative toolbox from an early age, while my father and grandmother ran the family business. He was a retail merchant presiding over a chain of fashion boutiques on the East Coast known for fine couture, carrying many of today's luxury brands. Growing up, our dinner table conversations revolved around movies, sports, the latest runway collections, and the challenges of running a business. If you're interested here's a bit more.
When not in maker-mode or leading teams, you'll find me growing veggies in my community garden and exploring San Francisco's food scene. You can also find me here where I've been vetted by some talented people.