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Photo: Myles Hayes

"I was fortunate to have a Father who owned a printing company. Every week he brought home a ream of paper that I quickly filled with my pencil and crayon drawings. I was inspired by the works of Walt Disney, Charles Schultz, W.W. Denslow and R. Crumb. 

Early jobs in my career were at several Art Departments and firms that gave me the opportunity to learn and fine tuning my Graphic Design abilities.


More recently, lightning struck as I began working digitally and carrying around a digital tablet and pencil, I realized not only that I had a portable art studio but with the power of Illustration, Graphic Design and Storytelling, I could be a one stop shop, filling the roles of writer, illustrator, character designer, set and costume designer. I find it so rewarding and empowering to be able to create a world I delight in, one I can proudly share with others."

Rob Dorn has created art and illustration for a number of books, prints, posters and greeting cards. His first published illustration was for the title page of the book, “The Stooge Chronicles” by Jeffrey Forrester. 


He created illustrations for the Cardthartic greeting card series, “Through Our Eyes,” as well as a series of Holiday cards for his own label.


His work has been featured in several theatrical and independent film poster designs including work for Chicago’s Three Cat Productions, Theo Ubique Theatre and The Wilmette Theatre. 


Many performing artists and musicians have used his illustration in their promotional posters, including Three Hits and a Miss, Josh and the Empty Pockets, American Pop, Stephen Wallem and Edie Falco, (featured in The New York Times” and several musical artists and for the Chicago Cabaret Professionals organization. 


He has contributed his work to be featured in promotional posters for Felines and Canines. He illustrated and designed over 100 icons for the IBM + Apple Partnership as well as technical illustrations and product design for IBMix.


Currently he is the illustrator and author of the semi-autobiographical digital comic, “BobFred.”

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