Tom Hodge is The Dude Designs, designer, digital artist and author. The Dude Designs was established in 2009 and is now an industry recognized figure working for an international client base ranging from independent to studio productions.
He is a key figure in the resurgence of the old school VHS art aesthetic with his game-changing HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN poster design in 2011 and has been responsible for such modern classic artworks as THE INNKEEPERS, WOLFCOP, THE HEAT, and SPY. Along with more conceptual poster campaigns for films like THE SACRAMENT, WORRY DOLLS and THE EDITOR, he is always looking to go beyond the frame and test new boundaries.
In 2015 he released his design book, “VHS: Video Cover Art” #1 Best Seller on Amazon. It is the first book to take a comprehensive look at the spectacular forgotten art and artists of the VHS era from the ’80s and ’90s
The Dude Designs work regularly appears in “Best Film Poster of the Year Polls”, and has been featured on BBC News, Vice, The Guardian, Rue Morgue, Front, and FHM. Gaining invaluable coverage studio productions across the web and also aiding independent film to get distribution deals through the creation of his key art
With over 15+ years ’commercial’ design experience at his fingertips, (including gaming and retail marketing industries) and a strong creative eye, the dude designs have carved out a unique niche in the market. To create industry recognised name with a level of professionalism that allows him to deliver exciting and impactful key art that speaks to people and jumps out from the crowd. Whether it is used as the main campaign artwork or supplemental special edition pieces, his work creates interests worldwide across social media and news sites to promote and sell your film.