Rob Thompson

Royal College of Art

Rob is a Researcher at the Royal College of Art, London, and co-founder of Creative Resource Lab, an innovation and material development consultancy.

An award-winning designer, he has been involved in the development of materials and products for a range of international clients, including LG Electronics, Procter & Gamble and Panasonic. His recent book, Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals, published by Thames & Hudson, brings together some of the most innovative and forward thinking manufacturers. It is the definitive reference for 3D designers, product designers, architects and engineers who need a convenient, highly accessible and practical reference to help facilitate fast and efficient decision making in design projects. He leads the Design for Consumer Electronics course at Central Saint Martins, London, where he was a Lecturer and Researcher for four years, specialising in lifestyle trends, sustainable design, material innovation and manufacturing processes.