Over the last 30 years, Bob Crelin has created award-winning design in original products, marketing content, and mechanical invention across diverse industries . His distinctive approach draws from a broad background of disciplines, and his work has become renowned for its innovation, aesthetic balance, and universal appeal.

Images © Bob Crelin. All rights reserved. 

Bob's influential design work is recognized internationally in premier products for brands such as Takamine Guitars, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Percussion Products, and Ovation Guitars.  Awarded several patents, Bob has also developed a collection of celebrated independent products for varied markets, including the Home Lighting industry, The Children's Book publishing industry, and the Science Education market.

Product Design Awards

• 1997 Stellafane Astronomy Convention

Special Award/ 2nd: Original Comet Orrery

• 2004 Guitar One Magazine

Mark of Excellence Award: Takamine LTD-2004

• 2008 US Dept of Energy/American Lighting Assoc.

Lighting for Tomorrow Award: The GlareBuster Light

• 2011 MIPA Musikmesse International Press Award

Best Hardware: Gibraltar Turning Point Hardware

• 2012 Drum! Magazine

DRUMMIES Top Drumset Award: Gretsch Renown 57 

• 2013 Drum! Magazine

DRUMMIES Top Gear Award: Gibraltar Swing Nut