Meet Rob Schnabel, Art Director
Rob is definitely a contender for “Most Athletic” at AKA. In high school, he was a competitive mountain biker, he recently raised money for cancer research by spinning for hours as a part of Cycle for Survival, and then there’s rugby. Rob loves rugby. He discovered the sport while watching a TV match in an NYC bar, and was instantly drawn to the raw, gladiatorial nature of the game. After he graduated from SVA, he moved to Johannesburg, South Africa and began playing at club level. Rob was hooked for life. When he returned to New York, he realized how untapped the market for rugby-inspired fashion was in The States and how quickly the sport was growing here. Ever the entrepreneur, Rob combined his love of street wear and rugby and (with his brother Matt Vosburgh) he co-founded Bakline, a lifestyle street wear brand inspired by rugby’s influence on sport, pop culture and art. The brand was recently featured in the New Zealand Herald and on Super Sport in South Africa and has won many, many fans at AKA.