robert hoekman jr

american author & editor | director of product design @ cnn politics | instructor @ stanford continuing studies | enjoys questioning & reading into things | fan & writer of minimalist stochastic fragmented pointalist anti-plotted prosodic portraits | lives on a farm in virginia


the nineteen tenets of value-centered innovation @ tangible

the build @ octane press

experience required @ new riders

the tao of user experience @ self

big deal @ self

designing the obvious 2nd ed @ new riders

web anatomy @ new riders

designing the moment @ new riders

designing the obvious 1st ed @ new riders

flash out of the box @ o’reilly


we stood there making footprints on our graves @ spelk

how i became a famous writer @ 50-word stories

airport romance @ 50-word stories

super, dad @ 50-word stories

a joke @ 50-word stories

my father in the rain pts 1–5 @ 50-word stories

november 6 @ nanoism

february 7 @ nanoism

the happiness producers @ orphaned laser wolfhound

the ginger man @ spillers



fast company


bike exif

iron & air magazine

downtown phoenix journal

smashing magazine

boxes & arrows

& others

book contributions

prototyping @ rosenfeld media

flash mx 2004 magic @ new riders

flash mx 2004 hands-on training @ lynda dot com

flash mx 2004 beyond the basics @ lynda dot com


spillers short fiction reading series @ crescent ballroom phoenix


spillers after show


spillers chapbooks 1–7

takeover by david shen

entering startupland by jeff bussgang

scaling teams by alex grossman

bike exif calendar by octane press

iron & air magazine issues 10–20

information architecture by christina wodtke

& others


advanced creative writing @ university of pennsylvania

critical thinking @ cornell


2016 best podcast @ phoenix new times

2017 gold benjamin franklin @ independent book publishers association


100 creatives #54 @ phoenix new times

press for the build

bike exif



iron & air magazine

gear patrol

the field mag

fat lace

bike exif new & notable

bike exif instagram

the drive



general twitter & instagram @rhjr

writer twitter & instagram @realpapertruck

linked in @rhoekmanjr


robert @ rhjr dot net

as someone who writes and studies writers, i often wonder why writers write so much.
~paul stephens