“We’ve worked with Robin on countless diverse projects over the years—everything from proposals and business cards to promotional materials, web sites, and big fat books—and have always come away marveling at how one designer can do so much so well. She consistently comes up with designs that perfectly suit the material and the intended audience. She constantly challenges herself, keeping abreast of evolving technologies and materials, with a responsible eye toward sustainability and the bottom line. We commend her professionalism; she works great under deadline.”
- Cheryl & Eric Olsen, Owners/Editors Bright City Books

"Robin was contracted during a time of major transition at our organization. Graphic projects were starting to pile up and I was feeling stressed as we searched to fill several positions. As soon as I spoke to Robin and went through the list of urgent projects, it became clear that we would have a great working relationship. 

Robin has a calm, reassuring manner; she's a fantastic listener and a wonderful communicator. Over the course of our time working together, including several very complex print projects with multiple rounds of revisions, she never missed a single deadline, in fact she usually turned in projects ahead of time.

Robin's design skills are terrific. She is fast, efficient, and creative in her approach to every project. Unlike many designers, she actually reads and processes copy carefully and comes up with unique solutions to design challenges. She stays within brand guidelines while still producing fresh, appealing collateral. And she does it all with a wonderful sense of humor.

Robin is a delight to collaborate with and I hope we are able to work together soon. " 
- Philip Mayard, Communications Manager, Children's Council San Francisco

“Robin Terra gets it right. She does details. She doesn’t forget, and she is forgiving of editorial whimsy. What more could you ask for in a designer?”
Dave Hickey, Art Critic and Author; Contributor to Rolling StoneARTnewsArt in AmericaArtforumThe New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times

“Stir designed my music website. Not only is it beautiful, Robin and her team took a very complex series of projects I wanted to showcase and made them accessible, clear, and playful—music, photos, videos, blogs and more.”
Nell Robinson, musician & songwriter

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Robin at two start-ups: BabyCenter magazine (old-fashioned print) and Greenlight (web-based). Despite all the craziness that a start-up entails, she never missed a beat, remaining calm, efficient, and stunningly creative. With editorial sensibilities as strong as her design prowess, Robin would be my first choice for any graphic design project. 
- Bonnie Monte, copywriter & journalist

“Robin Terra's collaborative approach and ability to understand the audience and medium she is designing for were instrumental in what she created for Greenlight Magazine. Robin worked well with the editors and photographers and the vision holders on the project.
Mike Popalardo, Next Steps Marketing

Awards & Publications

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Health Information Awards Gold
  • National Magazine Award for General Excellence
  • Book Builders West
  • Graphis Logos
  • Cover to Cover (Japan)
  • Print Design Annual
  • Communication Arts (CA)
  • Art Director’s Club
  • Society of Publication Designers
  • Society of Illustrators
Lapidus Fontainebeau , the Cat Pool, published by Bright City Books

Lapidus Fontainebeau, the Cat Pool, published by Bright City Books