WHO WE ARE
Hood envisions, designs and produces immersive branded environments that help our clients deepen engagement with their customers.
We’ve been in business for over twenty years. We started out making trade show exhibits and museum fixtures, and we’ve grown into retail and multi-channel experiential projects.
WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT
At Hood, we’re creating a new breed of branded environmental design – a company that’s innovating at the intersection of physical spaces, technology and brands.
We serve the new world of brands. Brands who believe that all contacts with customers increasingly need to be consistent and coordinated. Brands who want to marry the physical, face-to-face interactions with technology to create deeper customer engagement
We love complex projects. We love simple design. We love to build things.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in listening -- to your needs, to your marketing strategies, and to your customers to understand their mindset and the conditions that drive purchase.
We believe in collaboration – you can count on us to ask the right questions and offer an informed point-of-view.
We believe in the power of brands – which is why we will study your brand in depth to clearly understand its relationship to consumers and your marketplace.
We believe the experience is everything – our passion is seeing people enjoy the experiences we create, and how that makes our clients more successful.
Dave Hood is a visionary exhibit designer with a unique talent for skillfully aligning client aspirations with design aesthetics, functional engineering, and the customer experience. Over 25 years, Dave has earned the reputation as the go-to-resource for more challenging assignments requiring breakthrough design solutions.
Before founding Hood Exhibits in 1991, Dave worked as General Manager with Plant and Bay Area exhibit maker Bluepeter, managing numerous commercial build-outs for clients like Morgan Stanley, Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo and Crowley Maritime. He has led design and fabrication teams on assignments requiring state-of-the-art digital technology solutions for IBM, PacBell, Levi’s, LeapFrog Toys and The Smithsonian. Dave’s work has set industry standards for museum case design and artifact preservation working with clients like the Getty Museum, the San Francisco Academy of Sciences and the Oakland Museum. He’s managed corporate and private collections for Apple Computer, Wells Fargo, David Copperfield and Francis Ford Coppola.
Dave’s ability to seamlessly integrate the multiple disciplines of structural design, engineering technology, brand strategy and customer experience has earned numerous industry accolades including the HOW International Design Award, the B2B Ace Award, the Exhibitor Design Award, as well as awards from the Western Art Directors Club and POPTIMES magazine.
In her role as General Manager, Ruth has an amazing talent for balancing the financial, creative and human aspects of our business. Ruth started her career managing residential and commercial properties in San Francisco and Florida, from small commercial buildings to luxury residential complexes of 1,000+ units. She had P/L responsibility and oversaw sales, accounting, and maintenance staffs. She negotiated extended stay contracts with large clients such as Price Waterhouse, large engineering and legal firms, film production companies on location, and even the U.S. Army. Ruth joined Hood in 1996 as General Manager and has been instrumental in the company’s continued growth trajectory. She is responsible for day-to-day operations including accounting, finance, personnel, IT and anything and everything that helps us run as an efficient and profitable enterprise.
Sr. CAD Designer
As the Sr. CAD designer at Hood Branded Environments, Catie is responsible for design, & showcasing our designs through visual presentations. Before becoming an employee at Hood, she worked at “Kaleidoscope Design”, where she worked on projects for high end residential, commercial and multi-family homes.
She has a degree in Interior Design from San Francisco State University, and continues to further her education by taking classes in new software to stay current on cutting edge technological trends in the industry.
Catie has worked on some of our largest projects, including the AT&T Coors Deck, Nintendo, and Sony-Playstation.
Outside of work, Catie enjoys running, sketching and being outdoors.
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If you have a project in mind, we’d love to wrap our collective minds around it. Give us a call and we’ll assign a project team and give you a one-hour consultation at our firstname.lastname@example.org