current position: Rute Design, Inc.
Robert Glenn brings a unique blend of artistic sensitivity, mechanical aptitude, and technical know how to variety of personal and professional projects. This site is intended to show the breadth of that body of work.
Robert graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998 with a BFA in Industrial Design. After graduating, he moved to Chicago and is currently President of Rute Design, Inc. a firm he started in mid 2008. Since 1998 he has been involved in over 70 design projects including fitness equipment, electronic equipment, office furniture, housewares, lawn and garden equipment, and commercial products. Over 30 of these projects have made it to mass production. Robert is listed on 4 design and 2 mechanical patents and is listed on 5 major design awards.
While working in the field of Industrial Design allows for a great deal of artistic achievement, many constraints are often present. While pursuing his love for making products look and feel better, Robert has produced paintings, photography, sculpture and many independent product concepts to further explore his inner self and the world around him. Using techniques to break down personal physical and psychological tendencies, Robert produces a broad range of works including both abstract and realistic depictions of things he finds inside and outside of himself.