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Self portrait drawing of Robert GersonGraphic designer, illustrator, and author Robert Gerson has produced diverse creative work for publishers, individuals, and small to large corporate clients. Robert creates unique solutions as a book and publication designer and art director.

 Notable books he designed include the hardcover photography collection The Mural Project, Photography by Ansel Adams, Reverie Press, and more than one hundred titles in the Harold Bloom literary anthology series for Chelsea House Publishers.

Growing up in New York City, Robert’s career in publishing began early at fourteen years old when he edited and designed the limited edition fantasy and comic art magazine Reality. Generous mentoring by publishing industry editors, art directors, and illustrators introduced him to book and magazine publishing in Manhattan. Robert studied at The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

A long-time resident of Santa Barbara, Robert lives in the Santa Ynez Valley with his wife, Annette, and their rescue kitties, Asia and Jet.