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Studio490 has been serving clients around the world for years.

Enjoy watching a plethora of well-served and satisfied clients of Studio490 and we hope to work with you next.


Written Testimonials

Customer service is the pride of Studio490. We are always looking for every possible way to increase how we service our clients, and we hope to soon do the same for you. Alongside that, we enjoy hearing feedback from our customers. You can find what several of them experienced below.

I wanted you to know that almost all referrals we are getting right now are from Google searches.  Seems like our social media marketing is keeping us at the top of the Google algorithm.  Great work!

Gregg M. Cole, CPA, MBA, CITP | Cole & Company, PC


We at Industrial Communications have been extremely happy with the level of professionalism, ethics,  technical expertise, and skill that we have found in forming our relationship with Studio 490 over the past five years.  Having a high level of trust in any of our vendors is very important to us.  This allows us not to expend time and effort that we wouldn’t have the bandwidth for to babysit or second guess our partner companies.  They have helped us in creative, timely, and cost-effective ways with our website, special promotions projects, logos, and SEO.  We give our highest recommendation to this team of professionals.

Keven Barry, CEO | Industrial Communications


When we reached out to TJ and his team from Studio490 to upgrade our website, we did so with great anticipation. As a very specialized integrative neurological practice that serves clients from throughout the Carolinas and beyond, we have a unique niche, and we wanted professional help in designing a website that could convey what we are about. We had scheduled meetings with TJ and his team in which our goals for the website were clearly laid out. We received valuable recommendations and support every step of the way and, in record time, we were able to have our Brain Restoration Clinic website (BRC) published. Not only did studio490 meet BRC’s expectations, they surpassed it by far. I will therefore be recommending studio490 to all my friends in the medical community that need help with developing or upgrading their website.

Jean-Ronel Corbier, MD | Neurologist and medical director of the Brain Restoration Clinic


Thank you for all of the expertise that you and your team showed us. We grew tremendously with your help, and achieved success in areas we hadn’t done previously. On top of that, your professionalism from start to finish is unmatched.

Bill Fivek | President and CEO of TMC


Studio490 has surpassed our expectations! Rebuilding a website was a daunting task. From the first conversation to the website going live, Studio490 made us feel like our every desire for the site was their only priority. Even when we asked for changes, they honored our requests with speed and professionalism. Thank you, Studio490 for delivering an excellent product! You made a daunting task very manageable. We couldn’t be happier with the job you have done.

Andy Zawacki | Principal Arborbrook Christian Academy


“It was indeed providential that we found Studio490 and Tj.  As part of an overall branding and website development project, I worked directly with Tj on the logo and tagline piece.  Tj was instrumental in overcoming obstacles thrown at us from our side, and we ended up with a quality product.  With his amazing responsiveness, Tj makes it feel as if you are his only customer and continually turned around changes with amazing speed.  He takes the time to listen in order to really understand concept, culture, and community to create a team atmosphere.  Highly recommend Studio490 and Tj and can’t wait to have the new website completely developed, along with the social media sites.”

Terry Rhodes | Chair, Church Communication Committee-First Presbyterian Church (Harrisonburg, VA)


“I cannot say enough about Tj and the Studio490 team. They simply are amazing! The quality of their work far outweighs any of the costs. For the past 3 years, Studio490 has built 2 customized websites for us, designed all our social media, produced all our digital marketing and print ads, and partnered with us on countless projects. They always over-deliver and far exceed our expectations.

As a small business owner, I am very grateful to have a partner like Tj and Studio490. They have helped us build the professional image we need to attract customers while still helping us stay within a reasonable budget to be successful. Thanks, Tj and Studio490 for being great partners and always exceeding our expectations! We love you guys!!”

Jorge Martinez | President, Kalina’s Fitness


“Working with Studio490 has been a quality experience for everyone involved. We’ve been able to entirely craft the Uncommen Brand, including our mascot Jack, through their creative wisdom. Studio490 is reliable and trustworthy in all facets. Always willing to meet and talk through a certain project. Their experience allows them to know what path we should venture towards. Whether it’s through our custom website, social media, or our overall brand, I can safely know that we’re receiving value and quality all in the same exact package.”

Greg Cash | Board of Director, Uncommen


“I can’t say enough positive about Studio490 and Tj Todd. They have been meeting our media needs for about 10 years now, and we are very satisfied. I’ve been so impressed by their efforts to meet our deadlines, even when we put them under an obvious time crunch. However, the finest aspect is that they have taken the time to get to know us. They understand who we are and what we’re trying to do. They really get our ministry. That means that when we ask for a new project, they operate from a position of knowing our DNA, and it shows in the end results. If you’re looking for someone to meet all your web, social media, and graphic design needs, look no further than Studio490.”

Mike Miller | Senior Pastor, First Baptist


“The Studio490 team is AMAZING! We have worked with them for years and they have consistently developed wonderful design work for our print and web clients. Not only that but they are reasonably priced, have high morals and a quick turn around time. If you aren’t working with Studio490, you should!”

Daniel Trimpey | CEO, Page Progressive


“After working with Tj for going on seven years now, I know well the greatness of Studio490. Tj takes a limited amount of information from me on what I want and creates a masterpiece, which I am always pleased with. I have had Tj design a shirt from me geared specifically for my group during a Disciple Now weekend. While at the event, I had people ask my students where they bought their shirts from. The irony is the fact that the company that led the event had their own merchandise table with their own shirts; more folks wanted our shirts instead of what the event company had to offer!”

Benjy Linder | Student Pastor, First Baptist Meridian


“We did not make the decision to switch to Studio490 as our new web site designer lightly. We wanted to work with a firm that is as devoted to an exceptional client experience as we are for our wealth management clients. Throughout our time with them, Tj and Dana lived up to what they said they would do when we had met with them during our due diligence. They worked patiently with us to implement our ideas and also suggested some things we had not even considered. We are all thrilled with our new website. I recommend Studio490 to anyone who needs a website design partner and am happy to speak with you about our experience.”

Whit Wilks | Director, Novare Capital Management


“I was actually referred to TJ and Dana by some very dear friends of mine. I worked with several companies, in the past, and have had some challenges of various sorts. From the moment we connected I knew that they were the right team for the job. They took the time to listen, were extremely professional and friendly, but had the chops and resources to get the job done incredibly well. I can’t say enough about how impressed I have been working with this team. I expect to have a lifelong relationship with this company and their principles. Thank God for good friends, and solid referrals.”

Marcus D. Dilley | CEO & Owner, Carolina Realty Group


“Working with Studio490 to develop and produce our video was one of the best decisions we have made from a marketing perspective! They really took the time to listen to our feedback and they helped make suggestions along the way to improve the overall quality of the video. I highly recommend Studio490 to any organization looking to engage a marketing firm for video marketing. They made our staff feel comfortable and relaxed when shooting and they were just an overall great team to work with during the entire project. Thanks, Studio490!”

Matthew Lewis | Vice President & COO, ProvidaStaff, LLC


“Studio490 has been absolutely fantastic to work with. I could not have imagined a better experience with a graphic design team. TJ and the team fully engaged our product and our mission, and patiently listened before quickly producing the images and overall look and feel we were always after. To sum them up in two words would be creative and critical. Studio490 takes personal pride in their work, and they thrive on working with us collaboratively in creating products that are truly our own. We are privileged and excited to be connected to such a great group. Thanks so much, guys!”

Dee Lanier | Google Teaching Extraordinaire


“Being a physician in a large practice, my medical group needed a comprehensive website to assist our patients and be attractive to future patients. Studio490 put together an outstanding website for us that has been easy for patients to use to learn about our practice, the individual services offered, and to introduce them to the physicians. But I wanted to further personalize the website for my own patient population, so I asked Studio490 to put together an informative video that dealt with a delicate subject matter in men’s health that I often treat patients for.

The video that Studio490 created for me surpassed my expectations by far in what I envisioned that my patients would have access to view. The quality of the video is outstanding, and TJ Todd and his staff did a superb job in how I wanted to present the subject manner to patients in a confident, informative, and compassionate manner.

Being a novice to videos and web-based technology, TJ guided me through the whole process and provided excellent advice to what he thought I was hoping to accomplish, and he did not disappoint! Furthermore, Studio490 was always prompt with their response and answers to my requests and questions, made considerable adjustments and travel on short notice to make a video just how I wanted it, and did all this for what I felt was a very reasonable cost.

Thank you TJ and all of your staff at Studio490 for providing me and my practice, as well as my patients, an outstanding website, and an informative video. I would not hesitate to use you again and would recommend Studio490 to any business entity, large or small.”

Michael B. Pryor, MD | The Urology Center of Spartanburg


“When you are building a business there are just some points in the process where working with a vendor just won’t cut it. What you need is a partner. A partner is someone whose behaviors demonstrate a sense of ownership in both the product and the outcome.

Studio490 is a shop that partners. At every level of design and at every contact point my brand evokes emotion and inspires action on the part of the customer. And it doesn’t stop there. A logo, a website, SEO, social media- all of these things are just products or tools. What really matters is how these things are used to draw customers to your business.

And that is what sets Studio490 apart. From the first meeting, TJ and Dana were intent on learning about the nature of my business as well as my short and long-term goals. Results, and by that, I mean bottom-line business outcomes, really matter to them. So if you are looking for fantastic design and marketing savvy, but you also need a real partner attitude, do yourself a favor and look no further than Studio490.”

Terri Anne Hintz | Certified Funeral Celebrant


“For many years our church has been looking for someone to help us produce and package our sermons and we’ve found an awesome Christian company that does it all for a great price. They’ve been such a blessing to us.

There’s nothing more important than getting out the message God has given your ministry and the folks at Studio490 can help with everything from Graphic Design, intros/outros for your audio sermons, CD or DVD design, and duplication…they do it all.

If you’re like us, your sermons have been collecting dust for too long. Call TJ at Studio490 and he’ll help you put together a package that best suits your vision.”

Alan Didio | Senior Pastor, Encounter Ministries


“I cannot thank you enough. Your patience and experience were exactly what I needed to push me to the next level. It is amazing how you were able to make my vision become a reality through the web design. If anyone ever has a doubt about whether to use Studio490… “DO IT.” You will not regret it. The Studio490 team goes above and beyond expectations to deliver a customer service experience that is more than you could ever pay for.

Thank you so much TJ and Dana”

Rhonda Piggee | MS, CSP, Safety Piggee


“Okay, can I just say OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE IT! wasn’t sure what I was looking for, but here is what I saw and felt when I looked at it: The first page drew me in. It told me this company is excited to help you. This company is excited about its products. The training demo on the first big picture is awesome. The TMC featured event is fantastic. We always have something going and perfect placement. Then the featured products for the month are perfect. I have been wanting to feature products in some way just wasn’t sure how to.

I feel like the store drew me in and said I need to buy something from this store; it is what I need; I will be satisfied with my purchase; this company is professional and knows what it is doing! I felt the call to action. I like how it works simple and looks like our website just like our blog. Very professional!”

Nichole Eaton | Business Dev & Marketing Manager, Total Medical Compliance


“A friend of mine recommended Studio490 and I am so happy that I listened to him. Not only did we have Studio490 set up everything for the Lean Teen Program including business cards, stickers, internet marketing, and design work for our print ads, but we also converted our website and blog from GoDaddy and Blogger to WordPress. The final product Tj and his team delivered was amazing! Now the Lean Teen Program has the professional image that I was hoping for.

Through this experience, there was no lack of complications. However, Studio490 faced every challenge head-on and worked hard to deliver a product that I can truly stand behind and will give our affiliates the edge they need to operate a successful program. If you need a top design company that can do it all, I highly recommend Tj and his team. Thank you, Tj! I am grateful for your dependability, integrity, determination, and cost-effectiveness and look forward to a long relationship with you and Studio490!”

Jorge Martinez | President, Lean Teen Program


“TJ and Dana have always been a pleasure to do business with. They didn’t have to read the textbook on the taking care of their client, they just naturally live it every day. Both bring complementary skills to the table for an overall package deal. Studio490 uses their small size to their (and my) advantage. We used them for our social media campaign which has gone well and as a small business myself, I needed a very competitively priced set of services. TJ, Dana and their team behind the scenes have delivered.”

Rod Springhetti | President, Topanga


“I wanted to say thank you. We have had so much trouble getting our website the way we wanted it and it looks fabulous! I am extremely happy. You guys were able to do what two different companies have failed to do so we are very pleased. Thank you, thank you!!”

Teresa Fivek | Vice President, Total Medical Compliance


“TJ and his staff have been a pleasure to work. We communicated well (which is number one to me) and they were very prompt with their response to questions and getting the work done. I am very pleased we choose Studio490 to do our web project as it was done timely and TJ delivered everything he said he would. I would recommend Studio490 to do anyone’s web project.”

Nichole Eaton | Business Dev & Marketing Manager, Total Medical Compliance


“Studio490 is the swiss army knife of design—Sleek. Versatile. Economical. With Studio490, everything comes in one efficient package. Marketing: Covered. Web: No Problem. Social Media: Cutting edge. What I love about TJ is that we communicate our ideas, but he crafts our dreams into visual reality.”

Brian Goins | Author/Marriage Speaker


“You consider yourself lucky if you can find a gifted designer that consistently captures in their work what you dream. Occasionally, you may find a designer that can deliver work in a timely manner. To find both is rare if not unheard of. At least, it was until we started working with TJ and Studio490. TJ consistently delivers excellent work in a timely manner—even reminding us of our deadlines! Who does that!? TJ does. It’s why we feel lucky to have him on our team and without reservation would recommend him to others who work with deadlines but desire excellent work.”

James Metsger | Lead Pastor, Renaissance Bible Church


“When I started as Creative Director at Calvary New Orleans we were already deep into the beginning stages with another company in our branding and web development. When I saw the numbers compared to what this company had accomplished I was shocked. I asked my pastor if I could look into other options.

Asking around I heard about studio490 and decided to talk to them. When my pastor and I sat in the first conversation with studio490, my pastor literally laughed when he heard the price difference. He said, “heck, I’ll pay for that out of my own pocket.” Because of how much lower it was, my pastor was not real confident.

When it was all said and done, not only was studio490 more cost-effective, but they were faster and delivered a superior product. I told someone once that they are half the price, twice the customization, and versatility. Not to mention that they are more than twice as fast in their turnaround time. We were so pleased with the service, price, and product from studio490, we have no reason to even consider anyone else to do our creative work and marketing.”

Jimbo Stewart | Youth Pastor/Creative Director, Calvary Baptist Church


“We were originally working with another graphics company for our designs. Due to a timing issue, I approached Tj about helping us out. I was so impressed that I gave all my design business to Studio490. Since then, Tj has been very helpful in designing our website, internet marketing, business consulting, business cards, hang tags, the point of purchase displays, etc.

While I am impressed with his design abilities, I am equally impressed with his Christian values. He has been a great business partner. I would highly recommend Studio490 to any organization in need of a professional creative resource.”

Dale Gant | President, God is good…4U


“Working with Tj Todd and Studio490 has been terrific. Not only has he sought to understand who we are and what we are about, but he is always willing to fine tune according to our needs. We were using a standard (and tired) web hosting template, and Tj designed a unique site that captures the essence and personality of our ministry. It looks great and is very user-friendly. Studio490 has exceeded our expectations, and I wholeheartedly recommend them without hesitation.”

Mike Miller | Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Kenner


“Studio490 has had a long-term business relationship with First Baptist Kenner. Tj has always quoted reasonable prices for us, knowing that churches usually have limited resources to do communication and media ministry. At $35 per hour, Tj has made our website, business cards, promos, email blasts, and branded t-shirts a reality for us.

Two things stand out to me in our business relationship with Tj and Dana. One is the integrity of Studio490, and the second is the quality of results we receive. Having known Tj for years, he has always exemplified integrity in every setting. The way he operates as a businessman is no exception. As a client, I can trust in his dependability to finish a project quickly, as well as, his honesty. Tj accomplishes his work in a quality manner at a fast pace. This is the true mark of a professional in the industry. This means that the client is getting 110% plus from Tj on any project he does.

It is clear to me that Studio490 has a desire for churches to grow into the twenty-first century through web and design pieces. This desire is so great that they give ministry projects a standing 50% break-in regular costs. I highly recommend Tj to ministries and churches who seek to give their websites and collaterals that “professional touch.” We have been thrilled to work with Tj and Dana.”

Melissa Moskau | Children’s Minister, First Baptist Church of Kenner


“I wanted one company that could do it all – web design, SEO, and maintenance; design marketing literature for print ads and the web; write and distribute press releases; produce newsletters; take professional product photographs; redesign our trade show booth, and start up a blog. I was sick and tired of dealing with 4 or 5 different small companies or larger impersonal companies to do all of this. I wanted to deal with one person who takes the time to learn my technical business, listens and is responsive to my needs, makes recommendations, and is reasonably priced. I wanted a miracle!

Thank God I found Tj. He is an expert in all of those areas and he really knows small businesses because he has one. As a small business with closely managed overhead costs, Studio490 is able to provide services that are more cost-effective than services provided by larger firms. I was impressed with Tj’s commitment to technical excellence and to providing uncommonly responsive service. He is a very talented marketer, graphic artist, writer, web designer, and photographer. I look forward to a long relationship with Studio490!”

Denise Chew | President, Enviro-Equipment Inc.


“I wanted to take a few minutes to express how happy I have been with our relationship and with our website launch. Our website has turned into something quite complex with a great number of moving parts, and getting it up and running has been a challenge. From the very beginning, we were impressed with Studio490’s thoroughness and helpfulness. During the design process, you brought fresh ideas and helpful comments on the direction of the new site. During the development phase, you showed tenacity for keeping track of all of the details and excellent project management to keep my team on task and on schedule.

The most important thing throughout our relationship is that I can trust you to keep our project going in the right direction and you are always willing to offer input when asked. I appreciate your dedicated hard work in getting our site up and running. We are very pleased with the project, and we look forward to a continued relationship with Studio490.”

Melissa Irmen | VP, Products & Strategy, Integration Point, Inc.


“First off, your pdf is very professional and nicely presented. This is more than we have received from other graphics people and in our opinion, whether you know us or not, the presentation of your artwork and ideas should always be done the way you did.

We also appreciate receiving the logo ideas plus a rendering of how they can look on a business card. This further helped us visualize the finished product. Your presentation was far superior. The highlight effect you did is absolutely stunning, in my opinion. The logo looks so clean and refreshing before and afterward. The effect you created is subtle and did nothing to distract from the beauty of the creation itself.”

Kathee & Bill Austin | AZ High Tech Talent Partnership


“TJ is a hard worker and a pleasure to work with. He is very detailed oriented and extremely creative. He has been able to come up with very good work and very little notice. TJ is able to multitask and handle various projects at once. I highly recommend TJ for any web-oriented work that needs to be done!”

Aaron Alexander | Purchaser, Able Inc.


“Tj is a creative and innovative designer, with an eye for color, balance, and graphic styles that complement the client and the message. During the time he worked with Able, he was often asked to achieve goals that were only vaguely conceptualized. He always managed to come through with distinct, professional and exciting work to make the ideas come to life. Tj is organized and proficient at multi-tasking. His quiet humor and integrity make him a pleasure to with, and he is always proactively building his knowledge base to stay abreast of new techniques and trends. I highly recommend Tj for any graphic design, website or blog work that you want done right.”

Dana Hawman | Sales Coordinator, Able Inc.


“I found Tj to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile. Besides being a joy to work with, TJ is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. He successfully took our company, with no marketing plan to be spoken of, into a new realm. His efforts included an up-to-date technology-focused website and several marketing plans for our company that have resulted in increased revenue. During his tenure, I personally received feedback from numerous customers as to the professionalism and content he developed, which in turn led to numerous new prospects which lead to new customers. The new revenue was a direct result of the plans implemented by TJ. Though he was an asset to our marketing efforts, TJ was also extraordinarily helpful in other areas of the company. I highly recommend TJ in his new endeavors. TJ is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization.

Chris Soiles | Northwest Education Sales. Able Inc.


“Tj was able to bring us out of the marketing stone age in a very short amount of time. I was surprised at how quickly he could develop images and literature that dramatically changed how we were perceived in the marketplace (and how we perceived ourselves!) He worked well with the team to develop effective marketing campaigns with our partners and greatly enhanced our image at trade shows. He also has a great sense of humor and was a lot of fun to work with. He was always professional and has a great deal of integrity.”

David Whitt | Technology Specialist, Able Inc.

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