About Me

I was expelled from Montessori school in the fifth grade…

… for doing nothing but drawing all day, every day. I studied fine arts in college with a concentration in photography. Following a brief sojourn into museum education I fell into graphic design through an internship at a newspaper.    

Since then I’ve worked in book publishing, museum exhibit design, advertising, jewelry design, fine art painting, and photography. As the art director of Front Street/Boyds Mills Press, I designed and produced award-winning children’s picture books, young adult novels, poetry, and nonfiction titles. I have received design awards from the Creative Quarterly, the New York Book Show, the Connecticut Center for the Book, the Asheville Art Directors Club, and the Boston Art Directors Club. 

I currently operate Helen Robinson Design. I grew up in Athens, Greece, and live in Asheville, North Carolina.


In “regular" school where not only did I have to wear this hideous  uniform, but was encouraged to hold my pencil my “right” hand.


Spoon by Saskia Baden; tattoo by Liquid Dragon; hand and design by Helen Robinson