Hi there. My name is James Porter and I am a graduate from ECU with a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Business Administration. I have a great appreciation for learning and used my time in college to explore the arts as well as academics. I am proficient with Adobe Creative Suite 3-6, a myriad of other programs ranging from management tools to 3D software, and also with traditional drawing and painting techniques. I also have experience with production, printing, letterpress printing, business management, client relations and oration.

Work Samples

  • 3D Renderings

  • Summers wooden menu design

  • Seamless Annual Report Excerpts

Work History

  • Freelance graphic designer

    • Jimm Porter Designs
    • Aug 2009 - Present (6 years 2 months)

    Freelance graphic design working for myself. Contract work in the past has included videography, photography, video editing, image editing, logo design, printing, and graphic organization and management.

  • Museum Exhibit Designer

    • Van Sickle & Rolleri, Ltd.
    • Aug 2011 - Apr 2013 (1 year 8 months)

    I design museum exhibits. It's as esoteric as it gets. Each client and need is different; I work to conceptualize, design, and render museum exhibits that are an experience worth remembering.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Van Sickle & Rolleri
    • Nov 2010 - Aug 2011 (9 months)

    I design graphics for museums. I also design floor plans and elevations for museums. I also conceptualize museum experiences.

  • Graphics Shop employee

    • Maltbie
    • Aug 2009 - Oct 2010 (1 year 2 months)

    Contracted to edit graphics, manage files, inspect prints, and mount graphics for final display in NASCAR Hall of Fame, Walt Disney Family Museum, and Anchorage Museum Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center; also responsible for designing company calendar and paperwork

  • Designer

    • The REBEL
    • Jun 2008 - Jun 2009 (1 year)

    An university-sponsored publication that holds an annual competition of student-produced art. The art is then displayed in an exhibition and a publication is produced to record and display all winning pieces.

    I was a designer responsible for research and design of advertising posters and postcards as well as the finalized book. I was also responsible for attending events where work was submitted and displayed.

  • Production Manager

    • The East Carolinian
    • May 2008 - Dec 2008 (7 months)

    I hired, managed, and led a staff of seven students that designed, laid out, and produced the biweekly college paper. I was also responsible for technical upkeep of the computers and digital workspaces. When there was trouble, I was the go-to guy.

  • Designer

    • The East Carolinian
    • Oct 2004 - May 2008 (3 years 7 months)

    I was responsible for designing ads, laying out sections of the newspaper, illustrating projects, and setting up and implementing various computer organization projects.

  • Graphic Designer

    • InMotion
    • Aug 2007 - Feb 2008 (6 months)

    I was responsible for designing company advertisements as well as display art for DVD products and sales.


  • East Carolina University

    • BFA concentration in Graphic Design, minor in Business Administration
    • 2003 - 2009

    Broad education with focuses in business, theoretical physics, English (Creative Writing), and art history





Eagle Scout National Honors Society 2009 Pacemaker award for The REBEL publication