ralph hogaboom

undergoing an overly ambitious redesign. bbiaw, bb.

design for web


Noah Malone is a Team USA paralympic athlete competing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Noah had fantastic photos already available, and I was able to put those to good use – always a head start for a great site.

The primary goals were to tell Noah’s story, connect fans with his upcoming Olympic competitions, and provide a platform for his book sales.

He was also interested in connecting a newletter system for direct, recurring contact with fans and potential customers. Combined with a finely tuned mobile site, I was thrilled with how this project turned out – and I quickly nd easily became another fan of Noah Malone!


Deesha Philyaw is a celebrated writer who’s recent release The Secret Lives of Church Ladies won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The book is being adapted for HBO Max with Tessa Thompson producing.

Deesha’s site was designed to support the author’s many events and virtual book tour, connecting her audience with opportunities to interact and go deeper with her stories.

The site also supports Amazon’s Author Pages via RSS integration. A few subtle motion effects on the site help it breath, and showcase her sharp pen and keen wit.


Yona Harvey is a Harvard professor and poet. She is the recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

Her works include the recently released You Don’t Have to go to Mars For Love, and has collaborated with Ta-Nehisi Coates on Black Panther and Wakanda graphic novels for Marvel Entertainment.


Tamara Winfrey Harris is an author of several books, and the founder of the Letters to Black Girls project, featured on Oprah’s television show.

Her writing tackles cultural views on black women and girls with strong insight and empathy.

The website was designed to connect readers with her books, including integrations with Amazon Author Pages, and downloadable book kits and study guides for book clubs. A newsletter pop up form further connects viewers with her work.


The Indy District Theatre needed a snappy site that worked best on mobile, quickly allowing potential visitors to find and buy tickets to their many and diverse offerings. They also wanted the site to be bright and friendly, carrying the Theatre’s colorful character to the website.

print design

movie / event posters


I was honored to be asked to design several posters for the 7th Street Theatre, one of only remaining atmospheric theater’s in the United States.

This historic building is fully run by a well-oiled volunteer team that works with sponsors and grants to rebuild and rehabilitate this historic theater.

These are just a handful of the posters I designed for the 7th Street – at last count, I’d come close to hitting two dozen!

Founder’s Day Parade logo


The Aberdeen Founders Day Committee asked me to design a logo for their parade. They wanted something reflecting our natural beauty, but bright and cheerful to reflect the playful and enthusiastic nature of the parade.

Discover Hoquiam brochure


The Hoquiam Business Association contracted me to produce several designs to support local businesses and boost tourism to the area. This large, 11×17 four-panel fold out map was the centerpiece of our campaign.

The campaign also included this rack card featuring the many local events planned the following year.

esports logos


These were a lot of fun. Just a personal project to design a few esports team logos. These are the ones left available for purchase, email for pricing / licensing options.


Ralph Hogaboom

Broadcast Manager
OFRL Recreation League

Esports Manager
Grays Harbor College

Certificate of Esports Management
University of California, Berkely
April 2019

Sponsorship Coordinator
Minor League Esports

Starting roster for the Dinos (RSC)

Starting roster for The Hive (MLE), Dodgers (MLE), and The Comets (MLE) teams

Grays Harbor College Esports


In February of 2020, Grays Harbor College tapped me to build a varsity esports program. With funding from the student body, I set out to build a world-class collegiate esports program in the rural trees of western Washington.