Dirk Hooper is a professional artist, award-winning professional writer, award-winning photographer, audio talent, podcasting producer and host, journalist, mentor, and personal branding and marketing consultant.
Hooper has cultivated a reputation as a fine-artist in established venues including the prestigious Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts. His work has been shown in exhibitions like “the Dirty Show” in Detroit and around the world in Brussels, Belgium, Utrecht, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, China, and Bournemouth, England. Hooper has work in the permanent collection of The Kinsey Institute based at Indiana University and has participated in three shows curated by the Kinsey Institute. His work is also in the permanent collection of the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago, Illinois.
Dirk Hooper is a professional writer who has done work for many high-profile online magazines, won the Top Writer Award at Quora for three years, and a Moore Award for copywriting in 2017. He published his first book under a pen name in 2018, and that book has 4.5 stars on Amazon.
Hooper’s articles have been published at Business Insider, Inc. Magazine, HuffPost, Slate Magazine, The Sporting News, MSN Sport, and Quartz. He has also been published as a comic writer, a poet, and performed numerous copywriting assignments for professional and private clients for the past ten years.
He has been podcasting since 2005 and has produced and hosted several hundred hours of content over the past 15 years. He is currently hosting and producing the weekly show Taskforce: Geek with his fellow Rain King Studios members, is hosting another monthly podcast, and creating regular video content for two other channels.
Dirk Hooper is proud to once again be creating with his brothers in Rain King Studios and is excited to see where this new chapter will lead.
This is a fan piece of Star Wars’ Kylo Ren, which was a breakthrough in Hooper’s new comic-style artwork.
Hooper has been creating commissioned portrait artwork for clients the last few years. This is a recent example of his two-color painted work.
This is a character re-design of Farral, the main character in his Demontowne story, which is a steampunk fantasy western.