The Roots

It all started in 1995 within the swampy meadows of New Orleans, Louisiana. From the very beginning, Studio490 was focused on Website Development and Graphic Design. We attribute our customer service to the lovely attitudes of those located in LA; we carried their southern hospitality to the Western United States, and now towards the Eastern border. During this time in Louisiana, however, Studio490 wasn’t all it could have been. The mission objective wasn’t entirely in our sights. After being literally blown (Hurricane Katrina) towards the incredibly balmy state of Arizona, Tj grew personally and professionally. Because of that, it solidified the mission behind Studio490: to be better. During the summer of 2007, the entire Todd family fell in love with the noticeably cooler state of North Carolina where Studio490 finally flourished into what it could always be.


Through this new realization, we’ve worked tirelessly to provide an experience that satisfies our customers in every single way; all of it being centered around customer service. During these years of continued growth, we’ve always kept that single fact at the forefront: we want to serve you. Studio490 initially was merely a Website and Graphic design company, however we realized we are able to provide you with far more than simply that. We don’t offer any services that we aren’t one-hundred percent confident in. When you select one of our services, you can safely assume you’ll be incredibly happy with the result. For that reason, Studio490 has now expanded to offer 5 core elements. Design and Web is the beginning, however adding Marketing, Social Media and Video Production created a robust solution for our clients. Outside of those core services, Studio490 eventually introduced consulting, which provides those who are unsure with the ability to discuss exactly what they desire, even if they don’t know what they desire. All of these services combine to craft the perfect creative solution; these elements work in harmony, similar to how they combine in Chemistry. When developing our services, we consider what you would want and move from there. Over our many years, we have been able to expand and offer brand new exciting services and we are excited for what the future may hold in that respect.

Residing in Louisiana, one of the most cultured states in the country, has pushed us to craft designs with personality. Far too many settle for the simple designs that plague our everyday life; you need more than that. Simple isn’t quite enough anymore. With strong connections towards coffee, Japanese artwork and rusted beauty, uniqueness bleeds from our designs onto your company, and as a result, people will notice you. We don’t want you to simply be in the crowd, but rather stand out within that crowd. Personality is the easiest way to achieve that.


Evolution is an important aspect to every company, and Studio490 prides itself on the principle of 1%. With every passing day, in some way, we attempt to become better by 1%. Approaching our ten year anniversary, Studio490 will continue to practice that philosophy throughout our entire existence. Whether through offering entirely new services or improving our already existing ones, we won’t settle for good enough; not as long as we can help it.

If you are interested in any of Studio490’s services, we are only one phone call away. If you don’t enjoy human interaction (we understand), you can email us directly and we’ll respond as quickly as possible. We are excited to work with your company and look forward to exceeding your expectations.