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Robert has built his career on building top brands, integrating all disciplines of design and advertising, leading and inspiring creative talent and winnning new business.
He co-founded Google's Creative Lab, the innovative arm of Google marketing, and has held this position since 2008. Prior to that he was the Executive Creative Director at Arnold Worldwide (2004-2008); there, he rebranded and reshaped the agency and ended a two year new business slump. Robert worked for two years (2002-2004) at Starbucks Coffee Company as Vice President of Creative, unifying and evolving the Startbucks brand worldwide.
His other stints include the role of Chief Creative Officer at marchFIRST (2000-2002), Partner and Executive Creative Director at CKS (1996-2000), Creative Director at Frankfurt Balkind (1992-1996) and positions at Doublespce, PolyGram, Desgrippes Gobe and even Arthur Andersen.
A native of Canada and a BFA graduate of the Parsons School of Design (President Award), Robert quit the MBA program at the University of Waterloo with a 3.7GPA. We don't plan for him to quit the Berlin School.