About the studio

Nutmeg, a magical seed associated with the sun and the element of fire

Believed to bring prosperity, healing, intuition, clarity, confidence and wellbeing.

Hi - I'm Megan Hodson

I help brands in South Africa and globally harness the power of Shopify eCommerce to grow and optimise their businesses.

I particularly love working with artisan, wellness and lifestyle brands – those led by passionate and kind people who are making the world a brighter place with their finely-crafted product ranges and ethical business practices.

My studio offers a nurturing website creation service to those craving a done-for-you, 1:1 consulting approach with check-in calls and expert guidance at every stage of the journey.

Our goal is simple: create a user-friendly and easy-to-manage eCommerce website that beautifully showcases your brand and product, and turns more browsers into customers.

I've been working in eCommerce since 2010 and with Shopify since 2015, for international and local brands, both big and small.

I built my first Shopify website in 2015, for a sports shop selling MTB and road bikes. I got them to the first page of Google as a result of strategic SEO development (competing against the big established retailers). This led to significant growth in organic sales. Back then we did no paid ads – all online sales came from organic Google search. I was hooked on eCommerce.

I left my marketing agency job in 2016 to have a baby and in 2018 started Nutmeg Studio. 

From rocky beginnings (with a tiny girl sleeping in my lap while I designed), I’ve since grown the studio into a nurturing and flourishing space dedicated to helping brands around the world harness the power of Shopify to optimise and grow their eCommerce businesses.


"After 24-years in business and numerous websites finally we have a website that is really working for us, reflects our business and we are proud of it. "

“Megan took the time to really understand the business’ vision and values and has captured this perfectly. Seamless integration between the website, social media platforms, as well as backend automation, has resulted in vastly increased engagement with our target market resulting in quality sales leads as well as value adds to our existing clients. The feedback from our current and new clients as well as business partners has been fantastic. Since the launch of the site, Megan’s commitment to ongoing support and introducing new innovative ideas has not stopped. It really does feel like Megan is part of our team.””

- Andrew Anderson, CEO, African Insight Academy


"We can’t speak highly enough about Megan and Nutmeg Design Studio!"

“We are a small boutique travel agency located in Southern California, USA that was looking for someone to re-imagine our website after 10 years. We interviewed multiple design companies and from the moment we connected with Megan over the phone, we knew we had found someone who could elevate our business to represent where we are today. After an initial strategy meeting, Megan came up with a detailed development plan and was very attentive to all our comments, change requests and at times demanding timelines. Nutmeg Design is highly professional and offers beautiful design ideas . We highly recommend Nutmeg Studio to anyone looking to create a website that can compete on the web.”

- Richelle Lavin, Owner/Manager at Soul of Africa Travel

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