About Elin McLain - Senior Designer, Art Director - Portland, Oregon
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Howdy.

Most designers had a choice. I didn’t. I filled my school notebooks with Letraset rub-ons, drew alphabets on moleskin, and turned daydreams into logos, like “Jump-E” pajamas. The way I figure it, all the best obsessions start early and don’t quit.

Here’s my true north: it’s not beautiful unless it’s functional; and brilliant design comes from smashing inspiration and collaboration together. My career has been spent combining art, commerce, and great people to create some pretty amazing things. Want to put on your safety goggles and give it a go?

Want to connect?

Skills & Work Experience

UI/UX Design

Print Design

Responsive Web Design

Hand-painted Signs

Jan 2017 – Current

Senior Designer
FMT Solutions
Lake Oswego, OR
fmtsolutions.com

Oct 2013 – Jan 2017

Co-founder/Designer
Ink Stained Creative
Portland, OR
inkstainedcreative.com

Mar 2012 – Jun 2013

Art Director
Rodney Lough Jr – Wilderness Collections
Portland, OR
rodneyloughjr.com
standhere.net

Jan 2008 – Mar 2012

Graphic Designer
Freelance
Portland, OR

Dec 2006 – Sep 2007

Assistant Art Director
AAA Autoclub South
Tampa, FL
autoclubsouth.aaa.com/aaa

Aug 2005 – Sep 2006

Graphic Designer
Cherry + Company
Seminole, FL
cherryandcompany.com

Jun 2004 – Jul 2005

Marketing Specialist
Cushman & Wakefield
Tampa, FL
cushmanwakefield.com

May 2001 – Feb 2004

Graphic Designer
Bryan Potter Design
Portland, OR
bryanpotterdesign.com

Resume available for download
View my complete profile on LinkedIn.

Get In Touch

elinmclain@gmail.com
503-926-3521

Life Comments

That’s How lyric video >> Learn it. Know it. Live it. 🤙Link in bio https://www.instagram.com/p/CgMpfkzrgOV/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

Really looking forward to this. Let’s get fired up like dry fir! 🔥🌲 Fri July 22 - Come vibe with me and 35 other artists as part of @theflowshowpdx at @manoocultapdx 🤙 @ Mano Oculta PDX https://www.instagram.com/p/CgJNeMXuKTi/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

EVERYDAY SO BLESSED https://www.instagram.com/p/Cffad1DJThZ/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

EVERYDAY SO BLESSED https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfe6RM6vPJl/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

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