Robin Horton

Robin Horton

Santa Monica, CA , US



I am Principal / Creative Director of Robin Horton Design, a strategic and creative communications design consultancy. I am also a writer and the founder / publisher of Urban Gardens, an award-winning green lifestyle and design blog.



Burson Marsteller, New York, NY, US, VP, Manager, Design Services

As Manager of Design Services at one of the world's largest public relations firms, I managed a team of design staff in the concept and development of branding, marketing, and promotional communications vehicles and was responsible for the quality of the final product. I also contributed to the creative and strategic development of new business pitches and programming.

Mar 1982 - Jun 1990


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, US, Iowa Writers Workshop Summer Program

Jul 2006 - current
Sep 2005 - May 2009

The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Design

Sep 1977 - May 1980

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Bachelors, French Literature

Sep 1972 - Jun 1976

Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), Paris, France, French Literature

Jan 1973 - Jun 1973


Numerous Design Awards, 1st Place

Numerous design awards including:

Graphic Design USA Desi Award
Graphic Design Magazine: Designer Case Studies
Print Magazine Regional Design Award
Art Direction Magazine Creativity Award
Advertising Club of New York
IABC Excellence in Communication Award
American Corporate Identity Annual


Garden Writers Association, 1st Place

Urban Gardens received both the Gold and Silver awards from the Garden Writers Association.


Creativity Award, 1st Place


Webby Nomination, Nomination

My blog, Urban Gardens, was one of five nominees in the Lifestyle Category for Webby Award. Hailed by the New York Times as "the Internet's highest honor."


Areas of Specialization