Rob Zinn attended Brooklyn New York’s Pratt Institute as a recipient of the First Place National Talent Scholarship and graduated in 1996 with numerous awards and distinctions. He returned to Pratt as a Professor of Three-Dimensional Design in the Industrial Design Department and later served as a Lecturer in the Design Department at the University of California Davis.

Rob’s non-traditional approach to the field of industrial design led to over eight years of consulting for award-winning product and furniture design studios and several gallery exhibitions, including the Thirty-Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition at the renowned Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York.

Seeking to pair talented local artisans with world-class international designers, Rob founded blankblank in California in 2004. Acting as curator, manufacturer and gallery, blankblank has produced an artful collection that challenges the notions of art, design, need and desire.

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