Rob Giampietro is a Senior Staff Design Manager at Google in New York, working on human-centered innovation and strategy and across the Google Search and Assistant family of products. Previously at Google, Rob managed teams and projects that included the founding SPAN Design & Technology Conferences, the launch of the Google Design website, an overhaul of the Google Fonts directory including new typeface commissions, and a brand-focused expansion of the Material Design system currently in use across all of Google’s products. Rob was also a Design Lead at Google AI, where he helped to establish a new UX team, updated the look of Google’s AIY kits (now Coral), and facilitated outreach efforts by People + AI Research at Google.
Previous to his current role, Rob was Director of Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, leading a team of 20+ of designers and producers on projects across all media leading up to the museum’s historic Fall 2019 expansion.
Rob has been Senior Critic at RISD’s MFA Graphic Design program (2006–19), VP of AIGA/NY, and an Advisor to the Aspen Ideas Festival. From 2010–15, he was Principal at Project Projects, whose work was recognized with the National Design Award in Communication Design in 2015. Rob is the recipient of a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellowship and the 2014–15 Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome. He is a graduate of Yale University.
Aperture, Art in America, BusinessWeek, CNBC, Core77, Design Observer, Dot Dot Dot, Emigre, Eye, Idea, It’s Nice That,
Kaleidoscope (Italy), Mousse (Italy), New York Times, New York, NPR, Performa, Print, Power Plant (Canada), Serving Library, Walker Art Center
AIGA/NY, Apple Store Soho, Artists Space, Build Conference (Ireland), DesignThinkers (Canada), The Kitchen, Fillip (Canada), General Assembly, New Museum, NY Art Book Fair, Responsive Projects (Australia), Type Directors Club
Art Berlin Contemporary, Art Institute of Chicago, Art in General, CCA Wattis, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Gwangju Design Biennale (Korea), Hammer Museum, Modern Institute (Scotland), MoMA PS1, Museum of Art and Design, Museum of Finnish Architecture, RISD Museum, Utrecht Manifest Biennial (Netherlands) Venice Biennale (Italy), Walker Art Center
Columbia GSAPP, Cooper Union, Harvard GSD, Maryland Institute College of Art, Otis College of Art & Design, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, School of Visual Arts, UniBZ Bolzano (Italy), UConn Storrs, UT Austin, Yale School of Art