We’ve each known varying degrees of darkness in recent months, but light is tenacious, shining through wherever we give it the smallest opening. This theme held true for my 2020 experience, both personally and professionally: things felt difficult, but I was determined to find those elusive silver linings. In the end, they found me first! Way back in May, I teamed up with Effect Partners, a Minneapolis agency committed to solving issues around climate… Read more ›
It feels like a lifetime ago, but in a recent newsletter I stated, “If 2019 was a year for reflection, then 2020 is a year for taking action!” One global pandemic + economic recession + (long-overdue) social justice movement later, and those words seem like both a premonition and a challenge. I’ve always considered myself a vegan activist, doing my part to decrease animal suffering and share the benefits of a plant-based… Read more ›
A handful of years ago, I chose to channel my creative energy toward a specific audience: vegan + eco-friendly groups + businesses. While researching this decision, I gradually shifted from a long-time vegetarian to a full-blown vegan. During that transition, I scanned through dozens of articles, images, and books about our catastrophic dependence on the meat, dairy, and egg industries. I remember wishing for a free resource — one that… Read more ›
The first time I saw the Be Fair Be Vegan message was in 2016, splashed across sky-high digital displays in Times Square and on Manhattan billboards. Its black and white images were stunning, and its message of equality was eye-opening. So, when Be Fair Be Vegan mastermind, Joanna Lucas, asked me to help her with the campaign launch for Melbourne, Australia, I jumped at the chance! This version of Be Fair Be Vegan would… Read more ›
It was such fun to be quizzed by Biz Mama, an online hub where business-minded moms support one another and share their stories! Enjoy this brief interview, re-posted below… ********** Biz Mama: Can you give our readers some background info about your business? Robin: I launched Parfait Studio in 2007 with a focus on “multi-layered” concepts. Like the dessert that inspired my business name, I prefer ideas that are great… Read more ›
When one of the Fab Four asks you for “Help!” it’s hard to say no. Okay, so technically it wasn’t the knight himself who called me up, but when the wonderful folks at Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge needed a poster designed in his honor, I was happy to oblige! Longtime vegetarian and founder of Meat Free Mondays in the UK, Paul McCartney is an animal activist as well as a… Read more ›
When you’re funding a worthy cause or catching a ride downtown, crowdsourcing is a no-brainer — but when you’re crafting the most visible piece of your vegan brand, it’s a huge no-no! I outline the top 5 reasons why you should steer clear of the crowds in this guest blog for Vegan Business Media. You may be surprised by what you find! Read the full piece here.
Despite the fact that I’m a long-time animal advocate, vegetarian, and (more recently) vegan activist, the Animal Rights National Conference was never on my radar. It seemed — like many things do when we scratch the surface — too overwhelming to consider. Hundreds of activists, dozens of sessions, four full days of workshops, plenaries, film screenings, exhibits…and, of course, oodles of networking. Still, when it popped up in my news… Read more ›
I recently wrote a blog post for my client, Vegan Publishers, all about why and how I use my creative skills to help vegan and animal-friendly businesses (like theirs). If you’ve ever wondered whether you could make a living doing something deeply meaningful, this post is for you! Read the full piece here.