Born in 1990 in Buffalo, New York, Rob Benigno always had a passion for art and has been drawing ever since he could hold a pencil. From creating comics, to selling caricatures in his middle school lunchroom, the urge to put pencil to paper has always been a main focus in his life. After paying attention just long enough and not sketching his entire way through school, he managed to graduate high school and went on to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art. After graduating in 2014, he attained his Bachelors in Fine Arts Degree with a focus in Illustration. Since then, he’s gone on to work full time as an illustrator and designer for GV Art + Design in Lakewood OH, while still steadily growing his freelance portfolio with a wide variety of clients inluding Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, and others.
Outside of artwork, Rob’s second greatest passion is fly fishing and the outdoors. In between his freelance work and day job, Rob took these passions and combined them to create and co-own the outdoor apparel brand, Lakes Rivers Streams. They have been in business since late 2015 and have been steadily growing ever since.
To see regular updates of Rob's work and the LRS brand, follow both @RobBenigno and @LakesRiversStreams on Instagram.