Ben’s diversified background includes advertising design, marketing, art direction and film production. The combination of these skills provides Robinson Creative with a savvy understanding of marketing and image. After graduating with honors from the Art Institute of Dallas, he became Creative Director and Fashion Illustrator for a large department store at the age of twenty, where he was responsible for television, newspaper and display advertising. He returned to Dallas as head art director for the famed tabletop company, Fitz and Floyd – working on national advertising, wholesale catalogs and illustration. Ben transitioned into the agency world as Creative Director for two North Texas design firms and ultimately Madden Marketing and Design Group where he developed the design, signage and advertising division for the company. The business specialized in multifamily and housing markets. Ben soon began an award-winning career in residential real estate, working with some of the largest management and development firms in the industry. In the mid 90’s his design influence in print advertising and signature identity began to revolutionize the apartment and condominium markets. From this multi-faceted background he developed a strong ability to combine success oriented design and marketing with a personal approach to client relations. In fact, at the urging of his clients, he opened Robinson Creative Inc. in June 1998. Ben has created key advertising and design for J.C. Penney, Crisa Corporation, Brink’s Home Security, HBO, Palm Beach Tan, Riverstone Residential, Chicago Title Flood Services, Inc., Tripledge Wipers, Lane Companies, Western Rim, Greystar, Gables Residential and other celebrated accounts. During this time, Ben has accumulated numerous awards and honors such as the Design of Excellence Awards sponsored by Signs of the Times Magazine, The Pillars of the Industry Awards, the McSam Awards, the Addy Awards and others. His love for film and broadcast has been a major part of his professional career. In addition, Ben is also producer of several feature films and has worked in many facets of entertainment. His knowledge of the industry has provided him with respected expertise in both advertising/marketing and film/broadcast arenas.
After investing several years in the multi-family industry, Dona Robinson introduced Training Dynamics, Inc., a new concept in property management training. This training system equips leasing professionals and property management companies with an innovative workshop program. She has provided training for such noted companies as Sentinel Real Estate, Drucker and Falk, United Dominion Realty Trust, and McCormack Baron Ragan Management Services. Beginning her career in 1985, Dona built an impressive property management profession. Dona’s practical knowledge was developed with several on-site positions, quickly progressing to become a Vice-President of Marketing and Training for a fee management company. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas this firm’s portfolio included management of over 8000 units. Her devotion to excellence catapulted her to position of President. Dona has a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University where she graduated cum laude. She has also completed all of the Institute of Real Estate Management Courses for the CPM designation. Additionally, she holds an active Real Estate License in Texas and has earned the coveted designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. In addition to the multi-family background Dona has worked since 2001 in the luxury real estate market in both Dallas and Tarrant Counties. She has worked with Lillie Young at Allie Beth Allman & Associates, the premier real estate firm in Dallas, and has had the opportunity to work with such noted clients as Hillwood Residential and Van Hunter Development. Most recently she has collaborated with Hillwood Residential on the exciting Victory Park Development in Dallas; which boasts the W Hotel (condo-hotel) and The House, a collaborative project of Philippe Starck and YOO Development. Dona Robinson’s extensive consulting and sales background in both multi-family and single family real estate is a valuable asset to Robinson Creative. Her marketing knowledge and attention to customer service gives our clients the very best that they deserve.
Natalie graduated cum laude from Texas State University in 2005. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Digital & Photographic Imaging and a minor in Marketing. After travelling the world as a Flight Attendant for American Airlines, she decided to try out her passion for the Marketing & Advertising Industry. She began as a Project Manager with Tracy Locke in 2008. She worked on accounts such as Pepsi, Nokia, TXU and Del Monte. Learning the ropes of a brand to retail marketing agency, she was able to drive brand equity all the way to retail through expert insights into the consumer, the shopper, and the retailer. In 2010 Natalie joined the wonderful team of Robinson Creative! As the Marketing Coordinator at Robinson Creative she provides detailed account management skills, keeping the jobs on time and on budget.
Michelle is pleased to bring her attention to detail and artistic eye to the team at Robinson Creative. She loves to take on creative challenges to create work that inspires, is aesthetically pleasing and most importantly, functional. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication. Michelle won a Silver Student ADDY in the 2011 Fort Worth ADDYs for her Multimedia Marketing Campaign “Elevate”, as well as three Bronze Professional ADDYs for her collaboration with Pinkerton Design for The American Heart Association while at the Advertising Agency, Concussion, LLC. She has worked with clients such as The Armed Forces Bowl, American Airlines, Hilton Carribbean and Dallas Jet International and is experienced in Branding, Editorial, Packaging, Advertising Design and Photography. Michelle is a positive, passionate, hands-on personality who is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done well.
Kat graduated Cum Lade from Texas Christian University in 2006 where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. She won seven ADDY Awards including a Gold ADDY for her Southwest Airlines Anniversary Awards Banquet Invitation and a Silver ADDY for her Terrawood apartments brochure. She has worked with a variety of clients including Southwest Airlines, Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America, Aetna, JLB Partners and Dillard’s. Kat has experience designing for web and a variety of print media including brochures, corporate identities, magazines, postcards, T-shirts and direct mailings. She joined the Robinson Creative team in 2012, bringing her passion for design and attention to detail. She’s hard working and does what it takes to create outstanding design while sticking to deadlines.
Rhonda prides herself at being a highly energetic and a hardworking individual with values of integrity and dependability . She loves working with people, building solid relationships and providing impeccable service to others. Extremely organized and thorough you can count on her to get the job done with perfection. Rhonda graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas with a BA of Fine Arts, majoring in Graphic Design. As a graphic artist for Chevrolet Motor Car Division, Doggett/Lippi Advertising and freelance artist for various companies her background provides valuable advise for her accounts with Robinson Creative. Rhonda has developed a successful business as a consultant for Creative Memories, which has developed her knowledge of accounting, marketing, sales and management of a sales force. Rhonda joined the Robinson Creative Team in 2007 as Sales Director for Balloons on a Stick. She is excited to grow her passion for success as National Sales Director for Design Print Studio. She loves to create solutions for businesses that fit within their budget and brand image. She is active in the local community with organizations such as Southlake Newcomers Club, Good Shepherd Catholic Community and The Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps.
Since 1985, Sam Musso has accumulated a diversified and rich background in real estate, marketing and advertising/communications. He attended both South West Texas State and Southern Methodist Universities with a concentration in Business, Marketing, Real Estate and Media Planning. Easily transitioning into real estate, Sam quickly became a top realtor producer – winning The Rookie of the Year Award. He positioned himself for success with expressive and targeted demographic marketing. His knowledge and unique approach expanded into his own brokerage firm as he achieved a brokerage license in 2002 and acquired a franchise in real estate. Sam also concentrated on assisting home builders and developers in establishing neighborhoods in prestigious Dallas areas. He is a member of the Greater Dallas Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Sam currently manages and markets within the entertainment industry, working with major networks and film companies in Los Angeles. He offers Robinson Creative extensive insight into marketing, real estate development and entertainment/audiovisual presentation.
Working in corporate industry, Andrew has written and directed instructional projects for such national clients as Visa, Siemens and Nortel and has been the recipient of a number of industry awards including several Tellys. The dynamic combination of his directorial style and writing create an exciting visual experience, giving clients a fresh approach to commercials and video presentations. It is a distinctive style birthed in theater and film. In the mid 90’s, Andrew Librizzi wrote, co-produced and directed his first feature film. An international award winner at the Houston Worldfest Film Festival, “Holding On” acquired both domestic and international distribution. Gary Cogill, movie critic for Channel 8 News (WFAA-TV/Dallas) said, “Creative and confidant. You have succeeded where most people fail. Not only have you made a movie, but also you have made something worthwhile. …Audiences will cheer!” Mr. Librizzi is also an acclaimed playwright. From 1995-2000, Andrew wrote and directed a number of mainstage romantic comedies including, The First Church of Texaco, The Boxer’s Garden and Peanut Butter and Tofu on Jewish Rye. Since then, Mr. Librizzi’s plays have been performed in theaters throughout the United States. Elaine Rewolinski, Director of Acacia Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin writes, “My words are not enough to tell you how well-received your play has been for us. The laughter and tears each night is an experience, which our patrons feel blessed to share.” In 2001, Mr. Librizzi directed a High Definition Television pilot starring Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure and One Tree Hill) entitled, “Texas Tales and Legends” and recently completed his latest feature-length screenplay, “Beyond the Farthest Star”. From a celebrated background in stage and film to his award-winning work in the corporate world, Andrew brings his signature style exclusively to Robinson Creative.
Terri has been designing interiors for over 17 years under her professional practice in Dallas. She has accumulated a myriad of residential, hospitality, restaurant and healthcare design credits throughout her extensive career. In August ‘98, she was the featured designer in a Dallas Morning News photo essay on distinctive powder rooms. Terri was again a featured designer in the Dallas Symphony ShowHouse and recorded a segment for the Texas Cable News Network featuring her designs. She was winner of three gold, one sliver and one bronze in the 2002 Home Book Design Excellence Awards Competition for remodel design and creative use of materials. She was lead designer/project co-coordinator for the Make-a-Wish Ebby Halliday Holiday ShowHouse in the prestigious Enclave. Terri won first place in the 2006 Texas Chapter ASID Legacy of Design competition for her Houston high-rise custom furniture designs. Terri’s hospitality/commercial work spans from renovation of the high profile Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, to several Senior Care Living Centers in Arkansas, Kentucky and Texas (for which she was responsible for design, purchasing and installation), to the offbeat Johnny Orleans Pasta Kitchen restaurants for Walker Properties, Inc.. Terri’s skills are diverse and tailor-made for her varied clientele. Terri singularly coordinated design and purchasing for guestrooms and public areas in the 400-room Ramada Plaza in downtown Forth Worth. Collaborating with the owner in Indonesia, an Indonesian architectural/design team and the management group in Dallas, Terri proved her ability as both designer and project director. In addition, she has completed many renovations projects for the respected multifamily leader Camden Property Trust. Currently, Terri acts as a liaison between interior design firms and Robinson Creative. She contributes her expertise while seamlessly connecting the many services RC offers. In addition, she provides her extraordinary design services to sales offices, displays and marketing interiors. She allows Robinson Creative the ability to go beyond a traditional graphic design firm. She is the link that connects interiors with marketing and advertising.