Rob Van Varick

Chief Design Officer, Michael Graves Design

With the company since 2003, Rob believes that great design is delightful, purposeful, pioneering, and extraordinary. As the Chief Design Officer for Michael Graves Design, Rob leads a multi-disciplinary team of product designers, graphic designers, researchers, and strategists all focused on one goal: enhancing the human experience with great design. His mission is to apply the right blend of research, psychology, creativity and strategy so that root causes are identified, allowing the best solution to be designed. Rob’s capacity to balance his passion to reimagine what’s possible with his professional pragmatism is what leads to Michael Graves Design products that create moments of joy that enhance people’s lives.


Princeton, NJ


Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design

RISD Inside Milan, Six-week summer studies for Industrial Design

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