Robert spent his first few years after film school focused on the art and diplomacy of editing. His work in the edit suite evolved naturally into more comprehensive creative roles until he began directing with back-to-back campaign films for Yohji Yamamoto's Adidas fashion imprint, Y-3.
His work as an editor spanned Emmy-nominated television, documentary film, and commercials along with work for brands including Adidas, Apple, Nike, Balmain, DKNY, H&M, Alexander Wang and Equinox. He contributed to Kanye West’s first three Yeezy fashion launches, first as an editor and finally as livestream creative director for the Clio-winning Yeezy Season 3 / Life of Pablo broadcast from Madison Square Garden.
He recently directed a brand film for the European launch of the HONOR Series 20 smartphone by the Chinese telecom giant, Huawei. His first beauty campaign of five films for Armani Beauty starring Barbara Palvin, Madisin Ryan and Elaine Zhong has been released throughout 2020.
AN OCCURRENCE AT ARVERNE, Robert’s first short film as writer-director, was completed in early 2020 and debuted online as a VIMEO STAFF PICK PREMIERE while still in its festival run. It was also selected as a Short of the Week.