Robert Wong

Chief Creative Officer
Google Creative Lab
USA

Robert was born Chinese, grew up Dutch, was Canadian, and is now American.

While practicing accounting in Toronto, Robert woke up one day, flew to New York, and became a graphic designer instead. Since then, he has had the privilege of working on some of the world’s most loved brands – Google, Starbucks, Apple, Harley-Davidson, Jack Daniel’s, ESPN, MTV, NPR, and other acronyms.

Currently at the Creative Lab, Robert leads a small team of amazingly talented people within Google to help communicate to the world the magic of Google products and the spirit of the people who make them.

Prior to Google, Robert was Executive Creative Director of Arnold Worldwide, the agency most famous for a decade of epic Volkswagen advertising in the ’90s. Before that, he was Vice President of Creative at Starbucks responsible for every touch point customers have with the brand globally. His work has won nearly every industry award and is represented in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Robert has no plans of ever going back to accounting.

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