Mimi Robinson is an international design consultant, principal of Mimi Robinson Design, and founder of Bridging Cultures Through Design. Known for mixing a modern perspective with the use of centuries-old materials, Robinson creates her own designs for retailers and manufacturers. As a designer and educator with extensive international experience in product design, development, export marketing, and artisan training, she has worked in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Central Asia assisting artisan groups with the design and production of innovative products for the local and export market in ceramics, textiles, and natural fibers.
In addition to a longstanding relationship as a design consultant to Aid to Artisans for the past 15 years, Robinson has developed global collaborations with artisan communities around the world to create products that utilize traditional skills and local materials that help build markets for their work.
Robinson also is the founder of Bridging Cultures Through Design, a global initiative that promotes and engages creative exchanges between students and artisan communities. Using socially responsible business practices with a respect for the natural environment, this program celebrates and preserves artistic traditions.
Robinson is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.
I think she would be a very good addition to the Tribe because she is already doing what we are doing. I encourage everyone to contact her