About Robert Hoops

“So, what do you do?”

Hooo boy. This question, you guys. Not a fan. How do you concisely respond with “Illustrator. Photographer. Drone Pilot. Videographer. Copywriter. Graphic Artist. Social Media Manager?” In a nutshell, I’m a content creator who thrives on making ideas come to life through conception to execution. But I’ve just decided it’s more fun to go with Creative Beast.

Hi, I’m Robert Hoops, and I’m a Creative Beast. Here are a few pretty cool things I’ve done:



The Webby Awards- April 2019- Honoree (General Website)- Visual Content

The Pitch’s Best of KC: Best Photographer for Hire 2016, 2ndPlace

RAW Kansas City: Best Indie Photographer in KC, People’s Choice Award 2013, 1stPlace


Hallmark, Made in Kansas City, multiple Strawberry Swing festivals, and numerous galleries and popups have carried my illustrations and designs at some point.

Business clients include Friends of the River KC, Tapcade, and Freighthouse Fitness; private clients mostly hire me for portrait commissions.

I produced an apparel brand called Scout City from 2015-2017. Sometimes I still produce tees for popups and gallery events, but I decided doing apparel full time wasn't for me.


I’m certified by the FAA to fly drones commercially.

My drone videos have been broadcasted by international media, including The Weather Channel, Storyful, and numerous regional news channels.


I'm a social media brand manager by day, and I've been copywriting for nonprofits for years. I breathe life in to brands and organizations by writing with a distinctive brand voice and engaging personality. Furthermore, I create on-brand visual content optimized for each social platform, web, and email campaigns, and keep up with changing trends in the digital landscape to stay relevant.

Brands and organizations I've managed social or contributed copywriting/content for include Park University, S.D. Strong Distilling, SocialHeart, RiverNorth District KC, The North Kansas City School District, and Cancervive KC.

Brands I've worked with through my role as a social media manager include The Kansas City Chiefs, The U.S. Military, The National World War I Museum and Memorial, The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and 96.5 The Buzz.

Other stuff about me: I love Kansas City, wellness is super important to me, I’m a pop culture junkie, my jam is neopsychedelic rock, and I’m a family man with two literal majestic archangels disguised as children.

Find me on Instagram at @roberthoopskc for more illustration/lifestyle content, and @hoopsphoto for photography/drone stuff. Read my blog here.

CONTACT: robert.hoops@gmail.com