Dean Robinson

Dean Robinson earned his BFA from RISD and a degree in mechanical engineering from Florida Atlantic University. He patented his folding table design and launched his company, Snappy Tables, in 2008. He is also owner of Product Design Development, a consulting firm that provides design and engineering services for consumer product commpanies in the marine, toy, medical, furniture, architecture and packaging industries. Robinson has been teaching at RISD since 2003.

Fall 2017 Courses

  • ID-2451-01 Metal I
  • ID-2452-01 Metal II
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
  • BS, Florida Atlantic University


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles