Rob King is a designer living and working in Washington, DC. His design process focuses on the distillation of messages: removing the unnecessary and emphasizing the crucial — resulting in the strongest, most memorable visual communication possible.
Rob’s work reflects a commitment to the clarity of Modernism, informed by a profound interest in design history. Evocative typography is a key component of his design. He is particularly inspired by Swiss Modern design principles, the trailblazing work of Josef-Muller Brockmann, and the timeless brilliance of Massimo Vignelli. Rob was fortunate enough to study with Vignelli at the Master Designer Workshop held at RIT’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies in 2013.
Rob holds a Master’s degree in Communication Design from New York’s Pratt Institute and has completed advanced coursework at the School of Visual Arts.
Rob has taught college-level courses in typography and publication design at the Art Institute of Washington. He is also the consulting creative director of The Modernist Collection, a gallery specializing in curated collections of vintage architectural photography.
Rob’s clients have included:
• The Discovery Channel
• National Building Museum
• Marriott International
• U.S. Department of State
• Hearst Magazines