Robert Finkel was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology concentrating in cultural anthropology and sociological theory. He is a graduate of the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia and in 2011 received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida. He has interned at Pentagram under Michael Bierut and was a designer at Slaughter Group in Birmingham, Alabama where he specialized in corporate identity and branding, and custom letterpress printing and design. He is a member of AIGA and served on the board of AIGA Birmingham. Currently, Robert is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Auburn University teaching courses in Typography, Graphic Design History, Corporate Identity and Letterpress. His work has been published in Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, Creative Quarterly, LogoLounge Vol. 8, Creative Review and online at DesignWorkLife, Quipsologies, and Art of the Menu. He maintains an active design practice and continues to take on client commissions and self-initiated projects.