My name is Jason Rodriguez. By trade I’m a writer, teacher, and designer. Through various side projects and personal interests, I’m an illustrator, fledgling programmer, and (former) musician. I’m a huge proponent of the #IndieWeb movement and believe in independent publishing, digital privacy, and owning your own data.

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Most of my time is spent educating others about email design. I’m fortunate enough to do that with a group of like-minded people at Litmus. We’re hard at work building a community and the best damn tools around for email designers.

On the topic of email design, I’ve self-published two three books on the subject. The first, Modern HTML Email, has sold over 2,000 copies. The second, Professional Email Design, is on its way to selling even more. I just released The Better Email on Design, my third book and first video course. I’ve also written for A List Apart (twice) and occasionally speak at industry events, a list of which can be found on my speaking page.

I have a fascination with picture books and occasionally toy around with making my own. When I’m not working on any of the above, I spend my time with my wonderful wife and two clever daughters.

If you want to see what I’m focusing on, check out my now page.

You can always get in touch with me via email or Twitter.

About This Site

This is the nth iteration of my website. All of the HTML and CSS was hand-coded in Sublime Text. I use Jekyll to run everything and the type is set—without much convention—in whatever sans-serif font your system uses.

Curious what tools I use on a daily basis? Check out my using page.

Writing From Other Places

HTML Email and Accessibility
CSS-Tricks

The Coming Revolution in Email Design
A List Apart

Can email be responsive?
A List Apart

Understanding Mobile Email Approaches
Litmus Blog

A Guide to Animated GIFs in Email
Litmus Blog

Mobile Email is Here to Stay. What comes next?
Litmus Blog

Email as an Open Book
Litmus Blog

Interviews and Guest Posts

How We Work: Product Management at Litmus
CloudApp Blog

What Product People Need To Know About Email
Really Good Emails

Designing an Effective and Beautiful Email Newsletter
Desk.pm Blog

Riddle Me This, Marketers’ Top Questions Answered
Target Marketing Magazine

How Marketers Stay Productive
Brightpod Blog

5 Top Email Designers Share the Tools They Can’t Live Without
Campaign Monitor Blog