Born and raised in southern California, Robert Kondo graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 2002.
His first job was with Oblique Strategies as a sketch artist working on film posters. He went on to work at Angel Studios for three months before joining Pixar. He worked on Ratatouille and Toy Story 3 as a sets art director. Robert Kondo is currently art director for Pixar Animation Studios. Occasionally he updates his blog with gallery work and illustration work.
Robert Kondo was almost the final person to draw in the sketchbook, yet he is on the first page. His idea was to draw the index page : he wrote down each artist 's name, and drew a magnificient set composed of every cities in which the sketchbook had been.