Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Rob graduated from the Emily Carr College and was soon in demand for commercials as well as storyboarding on animated TV series. Then followed Gorillaz videos, his Massive Swerve graphic novel series, a music video for Metallica and an Annie Award as lead character designer on Disney’s Tron: Uprising.
Rob has continued his longstanding relationship with the Gorillaz, recently co-directing an advert for Jaguar featuring band-member, Noodle. However, it is the success of Rob's first short film, Pear Cider and Cigarettes, which has received an outstanding reception. The film has been awarded an Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production and received an Academy Award nomination for 'Best Animated Short Film'.