Robert’s got a colorful past, befitting of a design agitator. He started his career in Industrial Design. Finding himself working in the built environment on top LEED designs around the world however, he couldn’t help but feel oddly uninspired. It was on the road like Kerouac during a soul-searching journey across the US that Robert first began to wonder whether his heart might belong to sustainability—a designer from the Art Institute of Colorado having designed biomimetic wind turbines, and green practice methodologies.
Returning to Denver with new direction, Robert cut his design teeth at the likes of cofounding re:thought, a sustainability consulting firm before making the jump to the educational experiential side of the Children’s Museum as an exhibit designer, the company he would usher into Silver certification by the EPA for green construction and a robust Environmental Management System (EMS) while prototyping exhibits in-house and validating STEM teaching methods through play.
Like many an existential would be designer-founder, Robert left CMD and the world of exhibit design with the desire to use his design skill-set to really make some impact. Founding yet another company, Phi Logic that imbues his sights for design-led disruption – Design Through Prosperity.
Robert points out, with the very real relationship between products, health and wellbeing design should play the synergistic role in connecting all of them. Engaging in research from the start that steeped in human-centered design and sustainable design-thinking are the two keys to unlocking the techno-centric shortsightedness that exists.
Robert now continues into uncharted territory to levrage design-thinking in the
booming movement of tiny homes again acting out of a burning desire to translate his skills (and now over a decade long experience in design) into massive impact.
“Personally, I am most interested in exploring the ways and means through which biomimicry, social exchange, user-centrism, and moral imperative can progress the current state of economic development, education, energy, food, health, human rights, leisure, transportation, and the built environment. Using these drivers as a bridge for solution-building it not only gives us the opportunity to make a difference in the world, but do it in a collaborative manner manifesting in a higher state of health and well-being for human beings and the planet.”