Bill Hovard


Bill Hovard, a graduate of California College of Arts & Crafts, has 20+ years experience as a Designer and Creative Director. He began his career in San Francisco’s Bay Area and then gained invaluable experience working in Italy where he created recognized designs for leading fashion and retail brands.

Bill is the founder and creative director of Hovard Design, which is a branding and design consultancy with expertise in the fashion retail and beauty industries. Hovard Design has created recognized and award winning designs for Fortune 500

companies, mid-level businesses and start-ups. Capabilities include branding, strategic marketing, packaging, print, e-commerce, interactive design and product development.

In addition to Hovard Design, Bill is the founder and CEO of Hudson Made, an online retailer formed in 2012 that sells 100% American-made goods, with an emphasis on regional and artisanal products. Small batches, limited quantities, premium quality and craftsmanship. The brand is a culmination of extensive retail experience in design, marketing, and product development.