Omaha born, Chicago raised, New York aged.
Robyn 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 for 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) with the window design and merchandising team 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 projects in 2014. While reconsidering career paths, Robyn 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 managers many collaborations, while also hiring and managing up to three satelite locations in the park. Looking to combine her store management experience with her passion for design and strategy, Robyn is interested in working with small businesses to set them up for success.
She is currently working as Creative Director of Juno House, while looking for her next retail opportunity.
Top Five / Top Favorites
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