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.
Chief Marketing Officer
Mike is a seasoned brand marketer and a passionate advocate for design solutions inspired by customer needs. With over 25 years of marketing, advertising and management experience, Mike brings a deep and broad track record of building successful brands and great client relationships. Prior to Hood, Mike held senior management positions at leading ad agencies, including Young & Rubicam, Publicis & Hal Riney, and most recently Deutsch LA. He’s led strategic client engagements across a range of categories including retail, consumer electronics, CPG, financial services and healthcare, creating award-winning campaigns for brands like Chevron, Clorox, Kellogg’s, Sprint, HTC, and American Express. Mike began his professional career in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble after completing his MBA at Kellogg and his BS in Management at Purdue.
Mike and his wife Cindy are the proud parents of Hanna and Lucas. When he’s not working, Mike is known to be a fearless mountain biker, an adventurous cook, and a smoking hot blues musician.
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.
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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