Design and Project Manager
Rachel developed her love for flowers and nature as a young child growing up in San Luis Obispo, California helping her parents garden on weekends and insisting they identify every plant and flower. A graduate of Skidmore College and MIT, Rachel’s first career was in urban design and planning, working for the CIties of Boston and New York managing neighborhood design initiatives. Looking to realign her professional experiences with her love of flowers and event design, Rachel took a leap in 2011 and launched her own e-commerce business while working as a freelance floral designer and stylist for events and editorial projects. In 2012, Rachel enthusiastically joined Matthew Robbins Design and is grateful to work on beautiful projects with wonderful clients.
Melissa Martin Julien
Project Manager and Event Stylist
Melissa has an educational background in art, interior design and carpentry. She founded a creative party planning business in her home town of North Carolina in 2004 before relocating to New York in 2010 to develop her skills in the event industry. Melissa works within our styling team and specializes in crafting and floral design.
Founding Partner & Media Director
Jack’s first animations took place on his father’s books, where he would scribble flipbook shorts in the margins, filling each corner to capacity. He later completed his degree at the Memphis College of Art, where an exchange with the San Francisco Art Institute convinced Jack to move west. In 1996, he became Senior Designer at the Bay Area firm DesignSite, where he mainly focused on print design and illustration…soon landing a spot in Print Magazine’s Design Annual. With the advent of digital video, his work soon evolved full circle to animation and motion graphics. In 2000 he moved to New York where he completed Food, an award-winning animated film shown on PBS and at festivals worldwide. His work has been seen most everywhere there is a television, with spots for MTV, VH1, ABC, NBC, HBO, the Style Network and the Discovery Channel, as well as featured in The New York Times, Print Magazine, Wired and Newsweek.
Anne grew up in Loire Valley, France. After high school she moved to Paris to study at EFAP, a private communications school. Anne has always had a desire to travel and discover new cultures, and has lived in various corners of the world. She completed her final year of college at NYIT in Manhattan, where she graduated in Communication Arts. Anne takes pride in being detail-oriented and organized, and presents a “French” touch to Matthew Robbins Design with her keen sense for aestheticism, authenticity, and romanticism.
Head Floral Stylist
Teresa was born in Lanoria in Puebla, Mexico. She shares a love and appreciation of natural materials. Her passion for working with flowers and her attention to detail is evident in everything she produces: from the smallest bud vase to the most elaborate installation.
Prior to joining Matthew Robbins Design, Catherine worked with several prestigious families and companies including The Weinstein Company, Edmiston & Co, Capital Properties and Reliance Group Holdings, bringing to our studio over 10 years of accounting and personal assistant experience.
Event and Floral Stylist
Bayardo has a passion for floral and horticulture design, specializing in the care of tropical foliage. Relocating from his home city of Esteli, Nicaragua, Bayardo joined our New York office and brings his passion and dedication to our event team.
Style and Media Consultant
Kimmy grew up in Park City, Utah, surrounded by world-class skiing and the annual Sundance Film Festival. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in American Studies, she began her career with the prominent Salt Lake City interior design firm Harman Wilde. Her aesthetic sensitivities developed further while working at bridal gown line Maggie Sottero, where she also gained a comprehensive understanding of the wedding industry. By the time she came to New York in 2007 she was a perfect fit for the Matthew Robbins Design team.