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About Rob

Rob's art aesthetic- and design house, Cosmic Debris- grew from a tangle of roots joining the DIY punk scene of the eighties with guerrilla art, surrealism, and the psychedelic explosion of the sixties.  

    As the founder, creative director, and president of Cosmic Debris, Rob introduced the world to Emily the Strange- an icon of empowerment for young alternative girls and outsiders of all ages.  Rob fuels his imagination with music, the natural environment, science and the artistic explorations of friends and other inspiring figures.

    Rob mixes clean design with a pop culture, neo-surrealist sensibility. He received a BFA from University of California, Santa Cruz, an an MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute.  His oil paintings, printmaking, watercolor, collage, and sculpture have exhibited in galleries around the world including Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Berlin, Milan, Hong Kong, Sydney and Santa Cruz.