Omaha born, Chicago raised and New York aged.
Robyn Rock, grew up just outside of Chicago, attended Evanston Township High School and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Architecture Program. After a year she transfered from architecture to graphic design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. While studying she interned at Decon Media, Factory Fresh Gallery and the James R. Jordan Foundation. During her senior year, she was awarded the opportunity to study abroad at the London College of Communication, Design for Advertising Pathway. Returning from the semester abroad renewed, she interned at Antropologie, 30 Rock, for window design and merchandising before graduating in May 2010, with her BFA in Graphic Design.
She embarked on her career as a graphic designer, working at Viacom, as a digital designer for MTV and VH1. The VH1 rebrand and web re-designs that are still active, were her last project in 2014. While reconsidering career paths, Rock followed her interest in retail and design, working for Crate and Barrel, CB2 and Herman Miller, before joining the High Line. As the store manager, she project managered many collaborations, while also hiring and managing up to 3 satelite locations in the park. Looking to combine her store management experience with her passion for design and strategy, Robyn is pursuing her MPS in Branding at the School of Visual Arts in Fall 2020.
Top Five / Top Five
Life: pineapple, the ocean, family, plants, the sun.
Designers: Alexander Girard, Frida Kahlo, Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, Ettore Sottsass.
Music: Joni Mitchell, Kendrick Lamar, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Mariah Carey.
Cities: New York (Brooooklyn!), Lisbon, Barcelona, Capri, Los Angeles.
Writers: Roahl Dahl, Toni Morrison, Roxane Gay, James Baldwin, Nafisa Thompson-Spires