Robert Vander Voord is the owner and creative director of Sidekick Design Lab. He is a graphic designer, illustrator and website and marketing expert with over 15 years experience.  After earning a BA in history, Rob spent most of his early career working in-house as a commercial artist. He worked with major brands including 7-11, Carter’s, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Jose Cuervo and 1800 Tequila, New Belgium Brewing, Marriott Hotels, Scholastic, SteegerUSA, Vante, Plasticweld Systems, Sebra, and Machine Solutions.

Rob’s fine art and illustration has been featured in several galleries and publications. He was a featured artist at the Go Arts Festival in downtown Albuquerque. His sci-fi illustrations have been published in Outer Darkness magazine. Rob also worked with nationally-known children’s book author Amye Rosenberg to design a children’s book PJ’s are Magic as a fundraiser for a non-profit client.