I'm an artist. I love to paint. I studied graphic design in 1997, and that evolved into web design and development in 2000. In 2008 I went to film school and now I practice cinematography and filmmaking. I love telling stories with pictures. I'm now a creative consultant in Houston, Texas offering my clients 20+ years of experience in all areas of creative, including marketing, SEO, lead gen. and social marketing. In 2005, I started JHodgson Design & Technology and that has evolved in Hodgson Studios. I also founded Marketing Houston Group in 2012.

Work Samples

  • Video Production & Editing

  • Hodgson Studios Trailer

  • Cinematography

Work History

  • Co-Founder/Creative Director

    Marketing Houston Group, LLC is a Houston-based Digital Branding & Creative Advertising Agency. We help companies in the Houston Metropolitan area build and maintain their Brands, on and offline.

  • Creative Consultant

    Work with a wide range of clients and agencies in a multitude of verticals, including; Religious, Healthcare, Energy, Entertainment, Real Estate, Automotive, Retail and Food/Beverage.

    Idealogic Brand Lab, KTSU Radio, Defender Network, RMH, The Hucksters, Innova Design & Advertising, Barnes & Stonedale, Walker Entertainment Group, Yelp, Transwestern, ALC Church, Studio 713, McCarty BMX, Thompkins Marketing, Alberth Aviation, Energy Digital Summit, Brand Elixir and The MUA Project.

    Services Provided:

    • Visual Communications ( Graphic Design/Pre-Press/Color/Packaging/Direct Mail )
    • WordPress Design & Development ( including server management )
    • HTML/CSS ( Mobile/Responsive)
    • SEO ( Search Engine Optimization )
    • Email Marketing and Design ( Aweber, MailChimp, InfusionSoft )
    • Lead Generation ( Marketing Automation )
    • Video Production/Editing (Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production )
    • Social Media Marketing
    • Google Analytics/Webmaster Tools
    • Google Adwords, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads

  • Multimedia Specialist

    • InsurMark
    • Houston, TX
    • Mar 2012 - May 2013 (1 year 2 months)

    Design and develop Wordpress content management systems. Shoot and edit video content and create email marketing material. Build social media profiles and implement SEO strategies. Launch and monitor lead generating landing pages. Build and manage dedicated server with multiple client domains.

  • Package Designer

    Package designer and web developer for the leading corrugated packaging company in Houston, TX. Helped launch programs for clients such as Pennzoil, Wal-mart, Clorox, and Crayola. Used 3D/Photoshop renderings to cut costs of manufacturing corrugated mockups, and expedited client approval. Trained other employees and interns as needed. Built websites and flash presentations to support multi-million dollar accounts.

  • Web Designer

    • ComSpace.com, Inc.
    • Houston, TX
    • Jun 1999 - Dec 2000 (1 year 6 months)

    Comspace was one of the largest website design companies in Texas at the time. I worked in a team environment as a Graphic/Web Designer. We created multiple websites and print material. I interacted with clients and programmers and met very strict deadlines. Maintained accounts such as the Houston Aeros, Chevron, Lyondell Citgo, WCSC Woodlands, and many more.

  • Graphic Design Intern

    • Patrick Advertising
    • Houston, TX
    • Oct 1998 - May 1999 (7 months)

    Worked on Houston Chronicle ads and helped the Owner and Art Director with tasks as needed.


  • Art Institute of Houston

    • Digital Film & Video Production
    • 2008 - 2011
  • Art Institute of Houston

    • Associates of Applied Science Graphic Design & Visual Communications
    • 1997 - 1999



Dean's List 3 consecutive times/Graduated with Honors