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 (5 years 1 month)

    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.

Education

  • 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

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA, IGDA, IGDA Philly, ECU Alum

Awards

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

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