We had the good fortune of connecting with Jesi Hook and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jesi, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
With over a decade of creative leadership experience, I’ve seen it all.

Prior to starting Vallure, I worked with a variety of businesses in several different industries, each with their ups and downs. But what became crystal clear to me over time were the flagrant negatives holding companies back from pursuing a partnership with a creative or marketing agency:

“We felt like just another account.”
“There was no passion or energy behind generating successful campaigns.”
… the feedback went on.

When did we start sacrificing intentionality for vicious cycles of toxic hustle culture? When did we lose our ability to connect with the people behind the brands?

It didn’t make sense to me—so I set out to change the agency experience for the better.

At Vallure, our culture is rooted in support and collaboration, and we exist to give you the same level of respect and care. We mean it when we say we live and breathe your brand—and we can’t wait for you to discover the possibilities of partnering with a creative marketing firm that supports you, through and through.

You’re not just another account to us. You’re one of us.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Vallure Agency is a full-service creative marketing firm rooted in exceptional work, service, and connection. Our services range from branding, graphic design, and content creation — to digital marketing, e-commerce, social media, and more.

Starting my agency was a natural evolution. Ever since graduating college with a degree in graphic design, I gathered insight to what I felt was working in the industry and what could be improved upon. Every connection, experience, and responsibility was helping me build my vision for Vallure.

I pride myself on having a team of absolute rockstars! We work together, are kind, challenge each other to better the work for our clients, and show up every day with an attitude of exceptional service. It’s been a true blessing to watch my team grow.

And that’s really what I find to be our advantage over any competition — we’re sincerely rooted in our client’s success.

Our clients feel like we’re an extension of them, which is exactly how it should be. We’re their creative marketing talent, strategic support, and encouragers — rooting for their brand to succeed every step of the way.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of my favorite ways to welcome someone to Houston is taking them to Hermann Park. People are pleasantly surprised to experience a little pocket of nature in such a large city. It’s a great place to have a sunset picnic!

We would then head to Grotto for dinner. Grotto might be my all time favorite restaurant in Houston — from the food, experience, to ambiance you’re bound to have a wonderful evening.

The next morning before they leave, we would do brunch at The Rustic downtown. A great experience to wrap up a Houston visit with shareable homestyle brunch (and their frosé is delicious!).

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Without a doubt the National American Miss pageant system.

As a 10-year contestant, state title holder, coach, and employee of the pageant, I saw and experienced personal transformations from various angles. This pageant system instilled a belief in myself and others that anything is possible through confidence, discipline, and vision.

As a developing teen, it was pivotal for me to realize and believe my dreams were very much attainable and we’re all capable and deserving of success.

I’ve carried this confidence and gratitude with me throughout my entire entrepreneurial career.

Website: vallureagency.com

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Image Credits
Tiffany Nicole Photography

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