This wanna-be rockstar has been providing thought leadership and design solutions for over 20 years. With a mind that never stops thinking about the creative process, he is always open to exploring new mediums and possibilities – which has recently led him
to providing environmental design solutions around the world.
Bob is currently the Director of Merck’s full service in-house agency and provides creative leadership and business solutions on a global scale. The award winning team’s portfolio of services includes print, interactive, presentation and environmental design,
as well as video production, photography, illustration, webcasting, web development and finger painting if necessary.
Prior to joining Merck, Bob was an Interaction Design Director at R/GA, and held various positions such as UX Design Director at Oxygen Media. In these roles he fine-tuned his talent for creating intuitive and elegant interfaces. He worked with diverse teams
creating consumer-based software, interactive experiences, websites, print and television content.
Bob has won numerous awards for his work in advertising and design and has recently been recognized internationally. He has been published in periodicals such as Advertising Age, Graphic Design USA and HOW Magazine, as well as on aiga.org.
Calvano received an Executive Education for Creative Leaders at Harvard Business School and has a BA in Fine Art. Bob has spoken at events such as the AIGA Pivot Design Conference, the FUSE Design Conference, presented HOW DesignCasts, and lectured at the
Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Bob currently lives with his wife, son, daughter and two dogs in New Jersey.