Email Design Community: Resource Page

Mallory Mongeon | 2014-03-17T15:00:58+00:00 | email on acid logo

Email design can be incredibly frustrating. If you have coding questions you just can’t seem to figure out, sometimes it’s best to ask an expert. That’s why we compiled a list of our most tried and trusted email developers, designers and coders from our community.

Check out our group of rock stars that have received our Acid Stamp of Approval and are absolutely killing it with email.

Ben Carver, Steadfast Creative

With over 6 years of experience designing beautiful email templates, Ben has mastered the art of responsive email design. His work spans multiple industries and he has worked for Fortune 500 companies like GameStop. With those credentials, I think it’s safe for him to be called an expert. He has also posted and been published on Campaign Monitor. If you’ve got email questions, Ben has answers!

Specialties Include:

HTML, CSS, Illustration, Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Graphic Design, Web Design and WordPress.

Work Sample:

Website | Campaign Monitor Blog- Using a “Plan B” to add on-the-fly corrections to your email campaigns | Campaign Monitor Blog – Using star ratings to collect feedback via email

Contact Information:

Website | LinkedIn

Brett DeWoody, Digital Wax Works

Brett DeWoody is the founder/interactive director of Digital Wax Works, now in their 5th year of business. They specialize in interactive websites, apps and campaigns (including email). Over the past 5 years Brett has designed and built emails for clients like Netted.net, Rebecca Minkoff, the Webby Awards and dozens of other daily emails. They have made the switch to responsive email templates and built several for their ever-growing list of clients. Find out how Digital Wax Works can make your email mobile-friendly in a jiffy.

Specialties Include:

Email Design and Development, Responsive Email Development, MailChimp Template Development, MailChimp API Integrations, Email Subscriber Acquisition, Social Integrations, and Image Replacement Techniques.

Work Sample:

Responsive Template | Github Boilerplate Template

Contact Information:

Email | LinkedIn

Ted Goas

Ted is a killer designer & front-end developer working on websites, apps, and HTML emails. Ted’s goal is to create work cool enough to show his friends and honest enough to show his parents. Considering that he has worked on a project for NASA, I think he can check that goal off his list. Product design, web & interface design, front-end development, html emails and website speed are all in his repertoire, so check out his website if you’re in an email jam.

Specialties Include:

HTML, CSS, jQuery, Responsive & Adaptive design, Cross-browser testing, and Microformats.

Work Sample:

Portfolio | Dribbble | Cerberus: Responsive Email Patterns

Contact Information:

Website | Email

Jason Samuels, NCFR

Jason Samuels is a master ninja at creating responsive email templates and is knowledgeable in email coding and design. Jason is the nonprofit technology manager at NCFR with experience managing projects, budgets and vendor relations. He took his first crack at creating a responsive email in 2012 and created a blog and presentation around his efforts. His presentation has already acquired 7,089 views and counting, grab it here: How to Craft a Modern, Mobile-optimized HTML Template.

Specialties Include:

CMS, HTML, Responsive Design, Data Analysis, Software Implementation, Network Administration, Sharepoint, Drupal, Technology Management, WordPress and Webmaster Services.

Work Sample:

How to Craft a Modern, Mobile-optimized HTML Template

Contact Information:

Email | Website | Twitter | LinkedIn

Martin Huber, StoneShot

Martin Huber has years of email marketing experience underneath his belt. As a senior member at StoneShot, Martin played a key role in the development of their responsive email program, rolled out in 2013. Martin enjoys sharing his knowledge as he is often charged with training the “newbies” on the team. If you ever have any questions like, “Why aren’t my links formatted correctly in Lotus Notes?,” or “Why does Outlook hate me?,” give him a shout.

Specialties Include:

CSS, CMS, Digital Marketing, Photoshop, HTML, Adobe Fireworks, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript.

Contact Information:

Email | Website | LinkedIn

Cynthia Pedrosa, Zeolyte

Cynthia is virtuoso when it comes to email design. She specializes in application and mobile GUI design and already has 4 years of experience to her name. She is also well versed in fractal, digital painting and vector art. If you are looking to add some pizazz to your design, keep Cynthia at the top of your list.

Specialties Include:

HTML, CSS, CSS3, Adobe Creative Suite, Skinning, jQuery, WordPress, Responsive & Adaptive design, App GUI design and Sport photo-retouching.

Work Sample:

Zeolyte Designs | Deviant Art

Contact Information:

Email | LinkedIn

Brian Sisolak, Trilogy Interactive

Brian has been an email marketer for 10 years, with clients including high-profile presidential and senatorial candidates, Fortune 500 companies and national non-profit organizations. As a Senior Strategist with Trilogy Interactive, he is responsible for directing responsive design and overall email optimization. He has also presented on mobile optimization at various conferences so if you’ve got coding questions, he’s your guy.

Specialties Include:

Responsive Email Coding, Cross-provider Email Rendering, DMARC Setup and Evaluation, Deliverability Consulting, Advanced Emails Tools such as Mozify and VideoEmail.

Contact Information:

LinkedIn | Twitter | Email

Kathie Ross, Email Energetics

Kathie has been submersing herself into everything email for over 10 years now and has owned her own business for 3. With a decade of design under her belt, she is well versed in email coding and design with the goal to turn every email into a lean, mean lead-converting machine. She is always testing out ways to improve design and email rendering results. Get in touch with Kathie if you need a trusted and tested email designer.

Specialties Include:

SEM, SEO, Image Editing, E-commerce, Email Marketing, Email Design, HTML and WordPress.

Work Sample:

Portfolio

Contact Information:

Email | LinkedIn | Website

Neil Bursnoll, Adestra

Neil works for Adestra, an ESP that provides enterprise-level digital marketing technology solutions to organizations around the globe since 2004. At Adestra, Neil is the head of the production team which handles creative work, template and form building, XML, responsive design, and problem solving. He has worked with HTML since 1996 and HTML for email since 2003 so I think it’s more than safe to say he is knowledgeable when it comes to your code! Neil has a unique perspective on email and can harness technology and marketing expertise to deliver results for your next email campaign. Check him out today!

Work Samples:

Website

Specialties Include:

Cross Browser Testing, CSS, Email Marketing, XML, HTML forms, Photoshop, Template Building (HTML for Email, Responsive, XML), and WordPress.

Contact Information:

Website | Email | LinkedIn

Stephen Sharp

Stephen has worked in various interactive mediums since 1995, and specifically in email marketing since 2001. Most of Stephen’s email experience comes from Experian CheetahMail, where he worked as Creative Director for over 8 years. In that time, he owned the creative relationship with well-known clients including: DirecTV, Electronic Arts, Starz, Pep Boys, Disney, Carnival Cruise Lines, Hilton, Neiman Marcus and many others. Stephen specializes in not only email design and responsive/non-responsive email development, but also building successful email creative teams and processes from the ground up. Stephen has dabbled in almost every aspect of email marketing so if you need an email veteran with oodles of experience, contact Stephen today.

Specialties Include:

HTML Email Design and Art Direction, Responsive HTML Email Development, HTML, CSS, Reporting and Analysis of Email Metrics, Email Creative Team Management and Mentoring, Public Speaking and Email Creative Best Practices Presentation, QA Testing and Troubleshooting.

Work Sample:

Website

Contact Information:

Website | LinkedIn

Monika Toth, oDesk

Monika has been working as an email marketing specialist for more than ten years and has consulted with more than a hundred companies across the globe to address their email needs. She has extensive knowledge and experience with Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, Aweber, GetResponse, Constant Contact, Custom Contact, GroupMail, Vertical Response, Icontact and Infusionsoft, to name a few. If you want to find a professional that knows their way around all the major ESP’s, she is your gal.

Specialties Include:

Responsive Email Design & Coding, RSS Templates, Custom Email Templates, PSD, PDF, JPG to Email, HTML, CSS, E-flyers, Anti-spam Checking and Email Campaign Management.

Work Sample:

oDesk Profile

Contact Information:

LinkedIn | Email

Charles Hall, MRM//McCANN

Charles is no newbie to the email industry as he has been professionally designing since 1988 and coding since 1993. He has created and implemented responsive design in email for MRM//McCANN and its clients along with providing UX direction and documentation along the way. Additionally, he is resident SME on all things responsive, and a member of the W3C HTML for email Community Group.

Specialties Include:

HTML, CSS, Web Design, UX documentation, consultation, and responsive design.

Contact Information:

Email | Website | LinkedIn

Do you deserve a spot on this list?

If you are a member of Email on Acid and think you have the chops for adapting templates, creating custom email designs and/or trouble-shooting coding problems, we’d love for you to drop us a line at the email below with the following information:

  • Email Address
  • Company
  • Website
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Samples of Your Work

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