Bob Calvano is currently the VP of Design at A+E Networks and oversees product and UX design for A+E's entire brand portfolio. He's a strategic leader behind the design of digital products which span across various platforms including desktop, tablet, mobile and emerging platforms (Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android Tv, etc.). He is tasked with establishing and developing a structure, process, and team to deliver solutions resulting in useful, usable and enjoyable products that meet business needs. Bob is also focused on championing a holistic and unified design approach that maximizes value and creates efficiencies across properties such as HISTORY, A&E, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, and FYI.

In 2015
Graphic Design USA acknowledged Bob by placing him on the "People to Watch" list. He also recently had the honor of serving as a director on AIGA’s National Board of Directors. Currently, he is an active member of the Design Leadership Forum.

Prior to A+E, Bob was the Director of Merck’s Global Creative Studios, a full service in-house agency, and provided creative leadership and business solutions on a global scale. Bob also held positions such as Interaction Design Director at R/GA, and UX Design Director at Oxygen Media. In these roles he fine-tuned his talent for creating engaging brand experiences, as well as intuitive and elegant interfaces. He worked with diverse teams creating consumer-based software, interactive experiences, websites, print and television content.

Bob has won numerous awards for his work and has been recognized in both national and international design competitions. He has been published in periodicals such as Advertising Age, Graphic Design USA and HOW Magazine, as well as on  

He received Executive Educations at Yale and Harvard Business School and has a BA in Fine Art. Bob has also spoken at design conferences for AIGA, FUSE, HOW, presented various national webcasts, and lectured at the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as other universities.

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