My name is Rob Walker. Here is a short official bio:

Rob Walker is a journalist covering design, technology, business, the arts, and other subjects. He writes the BRANDED column for Fast Company and has contributed to The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic, NewYorker.Com, Design Observer, The Organist, and many others. His latest book is The Art of Noticing  (Knopf). He is on the faculty of the Products of Design MFA program at the School of Visual Arts.

I also do some speaking. I wrote The Workologist column for The New York Times from 2013 to 2018. I wrote the Consumed column for The New York Times Magazine, where I was a contributing writer from 2004-2012. Before that I created and wrote the Ad Report Card column for Slate. My book Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are was published in 2008, and Letters From New Orleans was published in 2005.

Speaking of which, I’ve also been involved in various side projects, such as Significant Objects (with Joshua Glenn), The Hypothetical Development Organization (with Ellen Susan and GK Darby), and Unconsumption (with many collaborators). More about those and other side enterprises elsewhere on this site. Just go here and look around.

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