locationOcala, FL

Gary Hudoff

I'm Gary, a freelance graphic designer from Ocala, FL!
Hudoff Design
linkwww.hudoffdesign.com

About me

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.

My roles and specialties

Graphic Design

Marketing Strategy

Branding

Have you always been independent? What has your career trajectory been?

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.

What is the most significant (to you) project you have worked on?

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.

How do you continue to grow your professional skills?

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.

How have you benefited from mentors in your career?

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.

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