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Graphic Design Manager: Rob King

We are all smiles around here because we have a new Venezie team member to introduce to you!

Meet Rob King – Venezie Sporting Goods’ new Graphic Design Manager! Originally from Austintown, OH, Rob graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, majoring in Visual Communications. Through this, he has gained substantial experience working with media of all kinds, including airbrush and animation!

In the years after graduation, Rob was a Graphic Designer and Graphic Design & Digital Print Manager with Butler Technologies, where he was employed for 16 years. He then went on to pursue a career with Werner Ladders as a Graphic Design & Marketing Specialist. Here, he was able to put his skills to the test, designing for both professional and retail companies, in addition to trade shows.

We were glad to bring Rob on board this April, and as a Graphic Design Manager, he is already adding so much value to the company. From re-organizing films and vinyl to assessing the company’s work flow, he is constantly looking for ways to improve upon our ordering process, for both employees and customers alike. When asked about his favorite thing about Venezie’s, he gives credit to the people themselves.

What I like about Venezie Sporting Goods is the family feel of the company, and that the employees work very hard to complete orders to make sure the customer is satisfied. Everyone is open to new ideas to help the company grow.

When Rob is not working, he is all about family, sports, and design. He has two sons, Brandon (graduate of Kent State University) and Brady (a Junior at Youngstown State University).  Rob currently resides in New Castle, PA with his girlfriend, Stephanie, and her three kids, Tyler, Gabe, and Jonathan. All three are involved in sports, keeping him busy most of the time that he is away from the shop. Sports is in his blood – basketball is his favorite, and he even coached Boys Basketball for close to 14 years for a local school district! A fun fact about Rob is that he enjoys freelance design on the side, designing logos and marketing materials for local and international companies. We are so happy to have yet another talented teammate who is passionate about design for our customers!

Please join me in welcoming Rob, and be sure to say “Hi” if you see him in the store!