As a usability “expert,” I’ve worked with a lot of excellent Web designers and Creative Directors, but Robert really “gets” this stuff in a way that very few people do. And besides, he’s a delight to work with.
– Steve Krug
Web usability guru and author of Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
A tremendous creative talent who inspires great work from his entire team…the combination of his excellent management, sharp wit and intelligence makes him an outstanding Creative Director and team leader.
– JoRoan Lazaro
Design Director and former colleague at AOL,
Creative Director at Second Life
The relationship between an editor and a design director is crucial in creating a great magazine or Web site. Working with Robert is one of those rare pleasures where that interaction is more than the sum of its parts. He consistently surprises and always exceeds your highest expectations with his ideas – and his execution. Robert is one of the most creative Art Directors I have ever worked with. He brings a plethora of ideas to every task; quickly grasps the editorial goals and consistently delivers results that go well beyond the expected. His work is insightful, beautiful and absolutely crystal clear to the reader or viewer. I would love to work with him again.
– Joel Dreyfuss
Editor-in-Chief, Information Week, Red Herring,
Time Warner
Robert Raines is that rare creative individual – one who can adapt to new technologies, platforms and media. A publication designer at the start, he has widened his scope, successfully, to books and the Web. Most recently he has received international acclaim as a classical composer. Somehow, he has kept fresh his print and online skills. There are few designers with his multimedia perspective, and certainly none who are better to work with.
– Roger Black
Renowned Art Director and former colleague at Rolling Stone,
The New York Times, Newsweek and The Interactive Bureau
...I really experienced how good an Art Director he is: sensitive to the needs of a freelancer, precise in giving a brief, straightforward in his advice. Some Art Directors push you to do your best work with great results. Robert is one of those!
–Nigel Holmes
Celebrated information graphics designer,
and former colleague at Time Magazine
Robert Raines is a multi-talented Creative Director who has worked at the highest levels of major organizations as a consultant and teamleader on numerous significant projects. He is a skilled manager who has directed large teams, on complex projects, and has met strict deadlines and budgets. It was a pleasure to work with Robert Raines.
– Jock Spivy
Co-Founder of The Interactive Bureau, and Marketing
Manager at Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and Dragonfly
Robert possesses all of the must-have qualities of the finest Art Directors: talent, vision and the ability to see a project through from beginning to end. He’ll get the job done and done well.
– James Reyman
Award-winning Art Director, The Hollywood Reporter,
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal

ABC Television
America Online
Barnes & Noble
Blockbuster Video
The Book-of-the-Month Club
Children’s Television Workshop
CMP Publications
Condé Nast Traveler
Cruise Passenger Network
Currents Magazine
Cuisine Magazine
Disney Online
Double Space
Fortune Magazine
Gentleman’s Quarterly
Hearst Publications
Information Week
The Interactive Bureau
The Los Angeles Times
M & Co.
Navigante Magazine
New York Magazine
The New York Times
Ogilvy & Mather
PSI Net / Pipeline
Reader’s Digest
Redbook Magazine
Rolling Stone
Rowland Publishing
R. R. Donnelley & Sons
Sheldon Cotler Associates
Time-Life Books
Time Magazine
Time Warner Interactive
Ziff Davis
American Center for Design
Art Directors Club of New York
Caples Awards (direct mail)
Gold Ozzie Awards
Graphis Magazine
The Society of Illustrators
The Society of Publication Designers
Telly Awards (television commercials)
Rob Raines is that rare commodity: a design industry veteran with contemporary chops. He’s very talented, a terrific designer and manager and a real pleasure to work with.
- Robert George
Award-winning Art Director, Psychology Today,
Spy Magazine, and former colleague at Newsweek
Robert offers a compelling combination of talent, versatility, and professionalism. He was a delight to work with.
- Nicole Chong
Group Director, Strategy and Business Development,
The New York Times Online
…a gifted and highly disciplined composer and musician… many substantial and impressive compositions…a confident, talented, sympathetic teacher…an extraordinary person.
- Ladislav Kubik
Distinguished Czech Composer and Professor,
the Florida State University College of Music