Robert Nieminen is an award-winning freelance writer and former Editor-in-Chief of interiors+sources magazine, for which he currently acts as the Editor-at-Large. He is also a Contributing Editor to retrofit magazine, a tech writer for The Architect’s Newspaper, and a Featured Writer for Retail Environments, i+D Magazine (the official publication of the American Society of Interior Designers), BUILDINGS, and the BioFuels Journal.
In both 2016 and 2017, Robert was recognized with a national Azbee Award from the Association for Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) for his recurring Trend Alert column in retrofit magazine. He is also a contributing author to the book, The State of the Interior Design Profession (Fairchild, 2010), which was placed on the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers’ “50 Must Read, Must Have” book list.
Robert has been a speaker at the annual NeoCon World’s Trade Fair (2013, 2011) and Coverings Tile & Stone Expo (2010), as well as moderated dozens of industry-specific webinars. He has also served on the American Society of Interior Designers’ annual Design Awards Committee (2008-2010) and on the Program Advisory Committee for the NeoCon® trade show (2008-2013).
Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL.
Personally, he is a life-long musician/drummer, an avid reader, an erratic golfer, and an aspiring photographer that loves to spend time with his family and to serve in his local church.