Robert Perino

Robert Perino
Title: Executive Creative Director
Education: School of Visual Arts
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

As the Executive Creative Director for Southern Living, Robert Perino leads a team of talented designers, photographers, and photo editors helping shape the overall look and feel of all things Southern.


  • Since joining Southern Living over 10 years ago he has won awards for both design and photography from Society of Publication Designers, American Society of Magazine Editors, American Photography, and Folio.
  • Past board member for Society of Publication Designers.
  • Has judged editorial design and photography competitions for American Society of Magazine Editors, Society of Publication Designers, City & Regional Magazine Association.
  • Redesigns include: Southern Living, Food & Wine, New York Magazine, Field & Stream, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure


Robert Perino has worked for Southern Living over the past 10+ years. He has served on the board of Society of Publication Designers, has juried competitions for SPD, ASME, FOLIO, and CRMA.


Robert has a B.A. in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

About Southern Living

Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.