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Robert J. Calvano

About Me

AIGA National Board Member, Husband & Father. Passionate about design & exceptional experiences.

Member Since January 2007
AIGA ChapterNew York
TitleVP Design
CompanyA+E Networks
Portfolio Sitewww.robertcalvano.com
FieldArt direction/Creative direction
User experience
Environmental design

Bob 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.

Calvano is currently the VP of Design at A+E Networks and oversees all creative and UX design for A+E Networks digital platforms including executions on desktop, tablet, smartphone and emerging platforms (Apple TV, Xbox, Roku etc.). He is tasked with establishing and developing a creative structure, process and team to deliver innovative solutions that result in incredible digital products that customers enjoy using and meet business needs. Bob is focused on strategy as well as generating a holistic design approach that fits A+E's portfolio of properties.

Before joining A+E, he was the Director of Merck’s Global Creative Studios, a full service in-house agency, and provided creative leadership and business solutions on a global scale.

Bob also held positions such as Interaction Design Director at R/GA, and 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 on a national and international scale. 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.

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    Hey Chris Grams and Matt Munoz, it's great to see you guys in this video. What an awesome message. It's obvious that New Kind is passionate about community engagement. He...

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