Robert Brochu



When you  visually combine two words, a new meaning results from the collision. The fragments and shards of the letters conspire together to form a third, abstract word. It isn’t always easy to see or understand. But it reveals an unspoken truth found in the tension of its counterparts.


This is what inspires me.


I’ve worked professionally as a graphic designer for over 25 years, but I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember.


In New York City, I attended the School of Visual Arts where I studied advertising and design. I went on to work as a Senior Designer at Nautica.


After the birth of our second child, my wife and I packed up and headed to Portland, Maine where we still live today. Now, with my design business, I have the pleasure to work with companies developing brand identities, logos and other creative services. Many of my projects include environmental graphics and mural installations where I’ve learned the impactfulness of dimensional design and the power of messaging.


I believe art can foster community and begin conversations. It shines light and color into dark corners and has a tendency to surprise you. I hope to do the same.