May 27, 2015
Amy Hood is one half of the twin freak show that founded Newport Beach creative firm, Hoodzpah Design Co. The design firm, which they founded in 2011, has had the pleasure of working with brands and companies like Google, Hot Wheels, the Tribeca Film Festival, The History Channel, Stella Artois, as well as many amazing start-ups and local businesses. She also co-authored “A Hoodrat’s Guide to Starting a Design Business” with Jennifer Hood, and can be found teaching a professional practices class around the topic at Laguna College of Art & Design. Cultivating a transparent and connected design scene locally and across the design community inspired Amy, her sister and a formidable list of creative friends to found #ConnectingThings, a monthly creative meet up in So.Cal and Brooklyn.
When she is not racking in unsuspecting prey at the pool hall or spewing stats at bar patrons unlucky enough to have cast bad light on the name of Kobe Bryant, Amy is dreaming of motorcycles and classic cars, watching mind-rotting sci-fi television on Netflix, hanging at the beach, and Instagramming the pants off the world. Don’t let her button nose or pocket-size fool you, that tattoo on her middle finger is real and it can only mean one thing...
Jennifer Hood is a mildly tortured creative based out of Newport Beach, California by way of Kentucky ("y'all"s and "rad"s available upon request). She telepathically co-owns Hoodzpah Design Co. with her twin sister Amy. The design firm, which they founded in 2011, has had the pleasure of working with brands and companies and brands like Google, Hot Wheels, the Tribeca Film Festival, The History Channel, Stella Artois, as well as many amazing start-ups and local businesses. Jen also molds the young design minds of tomorrow at Laguna College of Art & Design in Laguna Beach, California. When not scribbling words, doodling lines, or manipulating anchor points, she’s tinkering on a piano, smelling/reading an issue of Esquire, or singing a pitchy rendition of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” at the local karaoke bar. According to The Velvet Underground, Jenny’s life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll. That’s disputable.