National Board of Directors
Google Creative Lab
Robert was born Chinese, grew up Dutch, was Canadian, and is now American. While studying to become an accountant in Toronto, Robert woke up one day, flew to New York, and became a graphic designer instead. Best known as design chief of Starbucks and co-founder of Google Creative Lab, Robert has been honored as a Master of Design by Fast Company and one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America. His work has been featured at exhibitions around the world including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Robert has no plans of going back to accounting.