About Elin McLain - Senior Designer, Art Director - Portland, Oregon
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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?

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Skills & Work Experience

UI/UX Design

Print Design

Responsive Web Design

Hand-painted Signs

Jan 2017 – Current

Senior Designer
FMT Solutions
Lake Oswego, OR

Oct 2013 – Jan 2017

Ink Stained Creative
Portland, OR

Mar 2012 – Jun 2013

Art Director
Rodney Lough Jr – Wilderness Collections
Portland, OR

Jan 2008 – Mar 2012

Graphic Designer
Portland, OR

Dec 2006 – Sep 2007

Assistant Art Director
AAA Autoclub South
Tampa, FL

Aug 2005 – Sep 2006

Graphic Designer
Cherry + Company
Seminole, FL

Jun 2004 – Jul 2005

Marketing Specialist
Cushman & Wakefield
Tampa, FL

May 2001 – Feb 2004

Graphic Designer
Bryan Potter Design
Portland, OR

Resume available for download
View my complete profile on LinkedIn.

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Life Comments

Just posted a photo @ COPA https://www.instagram.com/p/CX2ZGo5ruBN/?utm_medium=twitter

Hand type animation with custom audio for my Chubi. Keep doing YOU Ens! #handtype #animation #ensleyraine #elinjurnaamusic https://www.instagram.com/p/CXhNP6TjUe8/?utm_medium=twitter

“Don’t do work for friends and family” is bull$h¡t. I do some of my best work and elevate relationships by working with people I love.

I’ve built a career on saying “yeah, I can do that shit”.

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