Artist and Creative Director, Robert Vander Voord

Rob Vander Voord, owner and creative director of Sidekick Design Lab is a graphic designer, illustrator and website developer for over 10 years, Rob specializes in working with small businesses and non-profits. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history, Rob spent most of his early career working in-house as a corporate commercial artist. He has worked with major brands such as 7-11, Carter’s, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Jose Cuervo and 1800 Tequila, New Belgium Brewing, Marriott Hotels and Scholastic. When Rob opened Sidekick Design Lab three years ago, he chose to focus on meeting the needs of small businesses and non-profits. He has clients in Tucson, New York City and Albuquerque, including a national non-profit serving foster children, regional non-profits serving seniors, NYC-based consulting firms, statewide automotive publications and local non-profits tackling a variety of issues from working with people experiencing homelessness to fighting for education reform.

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, and he worked with nationally-known children’s book author Amye Rosenberg to design a children’s book as a fundraiser for a non-profit client.

Since relocating to Tucson in January 2015, Rob spends his free time hiking, mountain-biking, and enjoying the vibrant Tucson downtown. E-Mail Rob