My name is Gary Hudoff and I am a graphic designer, copywriter, and marketing coordinator. I live and work in Central Florida. In 2019, I graduated from Lake Sumter State College with an Associates Degree, and in 2022, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising. I plan to pursue a Masters Degree in Digital Strategy in the near future.
I have extensive experience designing for print and digital applications including brochures, leaflets, newsletters, newspapers and magazines, large format signs and banners, websites and social media. I also have extensive experience in copywriting, copyediting, and layout for print publications as well as experience in photo and video editing, especially short-format, promotional video.
Visit these portfolio pieces to see more of my work.
A print advertisement created for Citizens First Bank in The Villages, FL. See page 19 for ad.
A print advertisement created for Citizens First Bank in The Villages, FL. See page 80 for ad.
A print advertisement created for Citizens First Bank in The Villages, FL. See page 11 for ad.
No! From 2018 to 2022, I was a Marketing Assistant at Citizens First Bank in The Villages, FL. While there, I served as a graphic designer focusing on print media and was the company's website administrator. Since then, I have moved on to a new full-time creative role and pursue freelance graphic design in my spare time.
There have been several significant digital projects I have participated recently. While at Citizens First Bank, I was a member of the implementation team that transitioned the company to a new, modern website. The process took months, but it was so worth it to see the end result! I also recently built from scratch an inventory tracking/ordering system for the same company. That project helped to greatly streamline the resource management and ordering process for the company's print promotional materials.
I love to learn. Many of the skills I have acquired have been through trial and error and on-the-job training! I have, however, learned so much during my academic career and look forward to continuing it in the near future. In the meantime, I like to brush up on key skills by taking courses through platforms like LinkedIn Learning and HubSpot Academy.
Absolutely! I wouldn't be where I am now if it weren't for the mentors and teachers in my life! I credit my first boss, the owner of a copy & print shop, for showing the ropes in InDesign, a friend that owns a commercial printing company for giving me a crash course in relationship building, and one of my UF professors for giving me a love of learning about advertising.