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I’m Rob Harrigan — a creative whose motivation and ethos can be summed up in two words, elbow grease. Growing up in a blue-collar town, I’ve has always appreciated a hard days work. It’s that passion that led me to excel as a freelance designer, senior in-house creative, creative lead at a world-class agency, and Design Principal at IBM in the Data & AI organization.

My expertise lies in my ability to find the perfect balance where brand, interface and content are powerful allies to the overall experience. My wanderlust background of experimental film making, visual design, storytelling, and branding, has created a unique skill set that has allowed me to discover my definition of great design.

Outside of the office, I'm never far from design & technology — whether creating work with my partner Stephanie in our studio, running our fashion start-up Kitschy Witch Designs™ or tinkering with Arduino, vintage electronics, and woodworking, or playing videos games with friends and hanging with my cat.

Awards
Nominated
Augmented World Expo Awards — 2020
Best Use of AI,
Best In-location Entertainment
IBM Watson Experience Center

Nominated
UX Design Awards — 2018
Product Solutions
IBM Watson Experience Center

Longlist
Kantar — Information is Beautiful Awards 2018
Unusual Experiences
IBM Watson Experience Center

Best Mobile Sports — 2016
Mobile Excellence Awards(MEAs)

Augusta National Golf Club and IBM’s 2016 Masters Golf Tournament App

35 Most Innovative Apps of 2016 and Finalist
Innovation By Design, Fast.co Design The Masters App

Best Irish Printed Book 2010
33rd Irish Print Awards
Barry McCall PHO20GRAPHY
Select Clients
American Express, American Red Cross, Cabela’s, Citizens Bank, Coca-Cola, Disney, GE, GEICO, GM/Chevy, H&R Block, Hellmann’s, KidRobot, Morgan Stanley, MTV, NewFest: NY’s LGBT Film Festival, Phillips, Quorum, Starbucks, Team USA, TED, The Master’s, Tiffany, Tribeca Film Festival, Zarbee’s Naturals
Talks
Interaction20
Applied Creativity in XR
Milan, Italy

Austin Design Week
Immersive AI Lab Tour
Austin, Texas

Creative Mornings Field Trip
Immersive AI Open House
New York, NY

Guest Lecturer
School of Visual Arts
MFA Products of Design
New York, NY

Mechanicsburg School District
Art Department
Mechanicsburg, PA

Bermudian Springs School District
Art Department
York Springs, PA
Colophon
Proxima Nova
Designed by Mark Simonson
Pitch Sans
Designed by Kris Sowersby
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