Hovie Hawk has been working in the field of graphic design since 1985. He opened Design Hovie Studios in 1998 in Seattle, Washington and has grown the company into a firm with an international presence. In January of 2001, Hawk opened the studios' Milan, Italy office and he and Design Hovie Studios began a series of ongoing collaborations with Winsome Italia, Qwentes Italia, and Giorgio Galli and Partners.
Hawk holds degrees from the University of Washington and the Chula Vista School for the Creative and Performing Arts. He serves on the board of directors for Arts Ballard and is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Ballard Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Hovie's work has been displayed at the Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks, the Superbowl, the NBA finals, the Paris Air Show, the Rose Bowl, E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo, and awards include those from the Best of Italy, Neenah Paper, HOW Magazine, Bookbuilders West and the Southern California Exposition.