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Conversations with Jose Rodriguez Marmol and JJ Gonzalez Acosta

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jose Rodriguez Marmol and JJ Gonzalez Acosta. Them and their team share their story with us below:

JJ Art and Design Productions was born from a passion for visual arts and entertainment. It all started in a living room back in 2018.

Jose Jose (JJ) Gonzalez Acosta is originally from Valencia, Venezuela. At the age of 5, he started playing with colors and paintbrushes. At a very young age, he enrolled in the Arturo Michelena Art School in his native Valencia. Years went by, and he made Visual Arts his profession. At the age of 23, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. Teaching art, and promoting culture to kids and adults of all ages is part of JJ’s profession.

In 2017, he decided to pursue his dreams and came to Orlando, Florida. Since then, he has shared his passion for visual arts by teaching art and creating workshops for his students. He has taught art in Osceola, Orange, and Seminole Counties.

His art pieces have traveled the world. Having artwork in countries like China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Japan, London, Panama, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Locally, JJ has participated in art exhibitions and his artwork has been in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, New York, North Carolina, and Orlando.

In October 2021, JJ Art and Design Productions opened their studio gallery in the Faith Arts Village Orlando (FAVO) a local artist community located on East Colonial Dr.

Along with JJ, Jose Rodriguez Marmol is part of the creative team behind this small business. Jose was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. With a background in Law in his home country and a passion for the world of Entertainment, Jose decided to pursue his American dream and came to the U.S. in 2010.

Orlando has been his home for 12 years. It was not until 2015 that Jose decided to go back to school. This time to make one of his dreams come true. Jose earned a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business in 2018 and a Master of Arts in New Media Journalism, both at Full Sail University.

Jose is the Host and the Executive Producer of Artistic Spot, a podcast about art, talent, and entrepreneurship. Along with JJ (Producer), he has highlighted the stories of artists and important people in the Entertainment Industry, and the lives and stories of those artists that call Central Florida their home. An Entertainment Business Professional that has dedicated his career to telling stories just because we are actors in our movies, singers in our musicals, and writers of our books.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Our adventure with JJ Art and Design Productions has been smooth and fulfilled with amazing experiences. It has had some bumps on the road. As in every story, there have been protagonists, and antagonists. So far it has been a wonderful experience. Central Florida is our home, and we are grateful for the opportunities that we have had along the way.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
JJ Art and Design Productions has focused on promoting art, and sharing stories. Helping others discover their artist within has been our goal.

We do art workshops and produce content that touches souls, and emotions. We also enjoy creating. Every day is an opportunity to share our talent. To share with others our knowledge and expertise.

We are very thankful for all the people that have been part of our story. We are constantly working on a giant jigsaw puzzle where every piece fits perfectly with the story that we are telling, and with the message that we want to convey.

We are very proud of where we are now. We are always looking to grow.

When analyzing what sets us apart from others, we found it a very difficult question to respond to. We all have something that makes us unique and special.

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
We both have the perfect combination. Even though we both share a passion for visual arts and the world of entertainment, we see things from different perspectives. In the end, art in every form is subjective, and it is in the eye of the beholder.

One (JJ) has the talent to tell stories on a canvas, using colors, and paintbrushes, while the other (Jose) has the talent to create stories and share them with his voice.

Success is a relative concept. Being able to share our passion, and create new things every day makes us already successful.

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