Art Hooker is the founder and Principal of New Metropolitan a social impact studio focused on systemically renewing the metropolitan areas of the world through storytelling, learning, and business. He believes that global change starts with the individual. Art has had the opportunity to coach, consult, design and produce campaigns and content for leading brands such as Citi, Herman Miller, Verizon, The White House, and the American Heart Association. Informed by over 10 years of qualitative research on 5 continents in the areas of passion, creativity, and movements, he partners with companies and individuals who desire to replenish the metropolitan regions of the world through leadership development, learning, media, and business innovation. In 2017 he formed Hope Labs Inc., a non-profit to help create innovative collaborative opportunities for individuals, corporations, non-profit and civic organizations.
Growing up with 4 time Grammy Award Winning Blues Legend John Lee Hooker as a great uncle, Art has a unique perspective of how the arts can affect culture globally and locally. He uses key insights from his life experiences as well as those gained in his international work in over 20 countries to procure unique strategies, films, digital content and communication plans that meet each client's custom needs.
On any given day Art can be found studying and implementing his findings from the fields of learning, innovation, design, media, and systemic change. He is most passionate about media and design and their potential to improve the way people work, live and play!