Professional Profile

Jason Rodriguez (he/him) is a civic-minded designer, writer, and marketer.

Email: jason@rodriguezcommaj.com
Web: https://rodriguezcommaj.com

Short Profile

Jason Rodriguez is a designer, writer, and accessibility and inclusion advocate from Michigan. He works on marketing operations at GitHub and teaches people how to improve their email marketing at The Better Email. Naturally, he sends his own email newsletter called Regular Communication.

Long Profile

Jason Rodriguez is an interesting mix of writer, designer, and marketer. As a marketing operations manager at GitHub he spends his time developing emails, landing pages, and the systems that empower GitHub to communicate more effectively with the community.

He also publishes The Better Email, a series of no-bullshit guides to email marketing, design, and development—used by thousands of email professionals to create better email marketing programs.

There’s a good chance you know him from his time at Litmus, where he spent over 7 years teaching people how to make better emails—typically through writing some wildly popular articles and ebooks and hosting more webinars, workshops, and conference talks than he can remember. For a few years, he was responsible for producing and hosting Litmus Live—the industry-leading conference for email marketing professionals.

Before Litmus, Jason lived the agency life as an email and web designer. He’s been in the industry for over a decade and has gained a thorough understanding and appreciation of the web and the technologies that power it. An expert in HTML and CSS, he’s become a strong advocate for the open web, accessibility, and building inclusive communities online.

Jason has written hundreds of thousands of words, including multiple self-published books and articles for industry publications like A List Apart and CSS-Tricks. He’s been fortunate enough to travel around the world educating people about the web, email, and accessibility at conferences and workshops.

Jason lives in Michigan with his wife, two daughters, and a growing collection of musical instruments

Notable Publications

Over the last ten years, I’ve written hundreds of thousands of words on email strategy, copywriting, design, development, and accessibility. If you really want, I could probably wrangle a list of all of the articles, ebooks, and books I’ve written, but here are my favorites:

Notable Speaking Engagements

Over the last few years, I’ve attended over 30 conferences and meetups. Of those, I’ve spoken at quite a few of them. Here are some notable ones:

Images

In case you need my headshot or a speaking shot for marketing purposes.

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Colorful portrait of Jason Rodriguez.

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Jason Rodriguez on stage speaking to a crowd of people

Nice Things People Have Said About Jason

Some lovely quotes that just feel good to keep around.

Jason has a natural ability to deliver results. We implemented his recommendations into our email campaigns and the outcome was nothing but positive.

Rich O’Brian, SketchUcation

Taking @RodriguezCommaJ ‘s fantastic email dev course…
What I’ve learned: Most email clients aren’t accessible and will strip away your work. So you have to use inline styling, divs, absolute values…
What I’m unlearning: Most everything.

Ramona Lucius

Jason you still just get me.

Matt Byrd

Jason’s books bring much needed clarity in the confusing world of email design. Fewer headaches, better emails!

Massimo Arrigoni, MailUp

I thought I already had many tricks and tactics down pat, but time and again as I kept reading I found myself SMH as you presented a more elegant, supported, and email client-friendly way to accomplish the same or better! Bravo!

Lenny Tafro

Jason’s book was a lifesaver when I started doing email. As someone who came from a web background before, you couldn’t have asked for a better crash course into the mad world of email.

Dermot Hughes, Web Designer & Developer

If you ever do email builds , stump on the dollar for The Better Email by Design book by @RodriguezCommaJ. Feedback on recent emails since reading the book by clients ‘Great’, ‘Wow’, ‘Awesome’.

Graham Davidson

Wow! Aside from the obvious upgrade in production value, what you can’t see in these photos is your leadership, speaking, and storytelling skills growing as well. Huge congrats!

Justine Jordan

Your work helped shape this industry.

Jen Capstraw

I hope you know how far reaching your impact has been on this industry.

Nick Bay

Jason you are incredible, thank you for everything you have done for the email geeks community!

Ade-Lee Adebiyi