Robert designed and executed some of the first web sites ever launched. He subsequently led the creation and redesign of many of the top brands on the web. His thorough grasp of suc-
cessful user-interface implementation combin-
ed with his strategic planning expertise, graphic



design talent, and technical and management skills led him from one major web project to another, culminating in his position as Vice President and Creative Director of America Online. Robert led AOLís creative efforts in the US, Europe, Asia and South America during its heyday. His award-winning redesign of the service was instrumental in its phenomenal success and helped to set industry standards for years to come.

A partial list of Internet projects includes:
America Online | Barnes & Noble | MSNBC Time Warner Interactive | Disney Online Netscape | Blockbuster Video | Net Space
The New York Times | The Wall Street Journal Asian Sources Online | Microsoft | Pipeline SoluSource | Future Tense | Rock-On | VH1


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In addition to his achievements in print and digital design, Robert also has a wealth of experience in multimedia, particularly in music. He holds a PhD in music from the Florida State University and his original orchestral compositions have been played and recorded in Europe. He has won awards for his compositions for TV, theater and the concert hall. He keeps abreast of new developments in graphics and music technology through teaching, not only design classes but also classes in music theory, electronic music, and composition, all at the college level. He owns a state-of-the-art digital music and graphic

Robertís newest CD release is on the MSR Classics label.
design facility and is proficient in most current software for both disciplines. Finally, he has won numerous awards and accolades for projects ranging from design and direct mail to video and music for television commercials.

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From humble beginnings as a paste-up artist, a rite of passage that no longer exists, Robert assisted and learned from some of the most prestigious names in the design business —
Roger Black, Mary Shanahan, and Bea Feitler to name a few. He went on to take the helm at

the Book-of-the-Month Club, where he made it a showcase, improving the paper and print quality, enlisting top authors for unique cover shoots and advertising campaigns, and breathing new life into the venerable periodical. After a stint as Senior Art Director at Time Magazine, he launched his own firm and successfully created corporate branding, newspapers, books, and B-to-B publications for many Fortune 500 companies.

A partial list of print projects includes:
Time Magazine | Newsweek | Rolling Stone
New York Magazine | The New York Times
The Los Angeles Times |Cuisine Magazine
Conde Nast Traveler | Gentleman's Quarterly
The Book-of-the-Month Club | Currents
AT&T | Ogilvy & Mather | Time-Life Books


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