Graden Hudson

UX/UI • Front-End Web • Video • Email Marketing

My name is Graden Hudson. I am a user-experience designer with a strong portfolio and a solid background of performance-based outcomes. Usability, email marketing, web design and team leadership are my niche.

Applying teamwork toward difficult and complex problems is my passion. Hard tasks are intriguing, and there's no better feeling than finishing something that many others would have given up solving.

Work

Responsive Emails

With the support of an incredibly talented team of visual designers and writers, I've developed and delivered over 500 email campaigns and auto-responders. Responsive layouts are vital as the mobile market share in the email space continues to grow.

The result: designs bulletproof in all versions of Outlook and every major webmail client and device out there. It shouldn't matter how big or small. The email should still deliver.

 

 

Mind Mapping

Conceptualizing the big picture takes concentration and exploratory skills. One must consider many possibilities in order to understand priorities in function, information and design.

This stage of the process helps flesh out the details of the application requirements and can even assist in the long-term development path.

 

 

Wireframing

A critical step in any web app development include wireframes. This helps a team determine:

  • Function
  • How To Organize Information
  • Appearance of Different Scenarios

Without this important part of the development process, many undetermined details are left to interpretation by any one of the team members. Wireframing is a quick way to unify the team behind the information architecture.

 

 

Video

Video can speak volumes in ways pictures can't. I can develop videos using a variety of equipment and software to meet the needs of the project.

 

 

 

Resume

Wellness Council of America 2007 - Present

Director of User Experience

  • Developed / conceptualized new web-based applications
  • Conducted user testing with both in-house and outside subjects
  • Made recommendations to improve beta software based on user testing feedback
  • Researched and implemented new web service technologies to enhance product features and productivity yielding up to a 200% increase in production output
  • Maintained better than industry average open rates and engagement rates on a weekly email newsletter and social media campaigns
  • Assisted in the planning / development / delivery of email and social media marketing
  • Tracked and reported email / web traffic data on a daily / weekly basis
  • Analyzed email / web traffic for trends and modified future campaigns based on reports
  • Made changes to increase email open rate and yielded record-high open rates
  • Developed / delivered surveys and collected / analyzed survey data
  • Maintained online web content for various web sites
  • Performed video and photography capture for national conference events
  • Mastered engaging video marketing collateral

Westside Church 2012 - Present

Media/Technical Associate, Elkhorn Campus

  • Set up and ran production audio/video/lighting for church services
  • Recruited and trained additional audio technicians
  • Coordinated volunteer team schedules
  • Maintained positive working relations with team members/colleagues

Freelance 2004 - 2012

Graphic Design Consultant

  • Designed, edited and produced custom client products
  • Proposed and bid work projects
  • Created new client web sites, delivered on time and under budget
  • Maintained new and existing client web sites

Omaha Magazine 2002 - 2007

Graphic Designer/Art Director

  • Designed and produced bimonthly and custom publications
  • Redesigned and produced bimonthly
  • Collaborated with staff and freelance photographers on graphic content
  • Designed and produced in-house and client ads
  • Designed and launched company web sites
  • Maintained positive working relations with clients and vendors

 

 

 

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