Robert Hoekman Jr
1995 Edition (Brutalist)


Phoenix's premier short fiction storytelling event.

Press for The Build

My latest book, The Build, has been featured by Iron & Air magazine (Issue 023), Huckberry (excerpt), Petrolicious, Bike Exif (excerpt), Gear Patrol, The Field Mag, Fatlace, Bike Exif: New and Notable, Bike Exif's Instagram page, The Drive, Silodrome, and Maxim.

Here are some shots from the launch party in Austin, TX.

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My Books

Published fiction

Yeah, this is all so far. I'm working on it.

My Recent Articles

See an expanded list (2004-present).


O'Reilly Media

Fast Company

Downtown Phoenix Journal

Iron & Air magazine: Column (website)

Smashing Magazine


Robert Hoekman Jr has authored nine books and penned hundreds of articles for a range of publications, including Fast Company and WIRED. He is the founder of Spillers, Phoenix's premier short fiction storytelling event; a columnist and contributing editor for motorcycle culture and lifestyle magazine Iron & Air; and a regular Arts & Culture writer for Downtown Phoenix Journal. Besides writing his own books, he helps other people write theirs. He has spoken to packed rooms at dozens of events all over the world.

Robert's penchant for questioning and challenging conventional wisdom have earned him success in a myriad of professional interests, including design, strategy consulting, moto-journalism, and public speaking. A veteran of the web industry, he was among the few who preached and practiced the fledgling profession of User Experience before it became a household term, and is considered by many to have written several of the profession's defining guidebooks. He has an undying drive to chase what he loves, a knack for asking the questions that will get him in the door, and a relentless devotion to understanding, accuracy, and quality.

He is a lifelong drummer, and has a passion for psychology, motorcycles, and making things with metal and wood. He lives in downtown Phoenix, Arizona with his partner Jodi and their two large dogs, Max and Daisy.

Press Kit

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