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

January 2017 – Current

Senior Brand Designer
FMT Solutions
Lake Oswego, OR

October 2013 – January 2017

Ink Stained Creative
Portland, OR

March 2012 – June 2013

Art Director
Rodney Lough Jr – Wilderness Collections
Portland, OR

January 2008 – March 2012

Graphic Designer
Portland, OR

December 2006 – September 2007

Assistant Art Director
AAA Autoclub South
Tampa, FL

August 2005 – September 2006

Graphic Designer
Cherry + Company
Seminole, FL

June 2004 – July 2005

Marketing Specialist
Cushman & Wakefield
Tampa, FL

May 2001 – February 2004

Graphic Designer
Bryan Potter Design
Portland, OR

Resume available for download
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I truly believe that racists are lesser-evolved humans. Combine this underdeveloped brain with American entitlement and a culture of benefitting from the opression of black people - you get Trumpers.

I was just talking about these storms with my Dad and how they provide nutrients to the Amazon rainforest, and everywhere in-between I suppose. https://cnn.it/2BupaDk #weareallconnected

People of #portlandoregon please “open” yourselves up cautiously tomorrow. I want to hug all you fuckers too, but let’s start with a wave from out distanced outdoor seats and all live to create another day! #multnomahcounty #reopeningphase1

Just seriously place your ass all the way over your head @realDonaldTrump https://bit.ly/2UQQId6

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