Robert Hoekman Jr has authored several books and dozens of articles for a range of publications, including Fast Company magazine's "Co.Design" blog. He is a columnist for the revered motorcycle culture and lifestyle magazine Iron & Air (www.ironandair.com), where he is also a contributing editor. He has spoken to packed rooms at dozens of events all over the world.
Robert's talents for questioning and challenging conventional wisdom have earned him success in a myriad of professional interests, including design, product strategy consulting, freelance writing, editing, and public speaking. As a veteran of the web industry, he was among the few who practiced User Experience before it became a household term, and is widely considered to have written several of the profession's defining guidebooks.
He lives in downtown Phoenix, Arizona with his partner Jodi and their two dogs, Max and Daisy.