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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Shout out to all the parents of babies, things will get easier. One day that little one will be five years old and you can ask them to go inside and bring you a beer and a Bluetooth… https://www.instagram.com/p/CAixmJfhB9F6JI062FacX8lNCMA0WKJ7ME_IpI0/?igshid=19luxto4j03fy

Stay gold Pony Boy! #notebookcover #theoutsiders #selfhaircuts https://www.instagram.com/p/CAN6rwqhFPonFLFvQQyZBTuBRqEUTISePqVjHg0/?igshid=1rsga2rrfa5mc

Dope logos, but stop using terms like “ whips up”. They didn’t just go hit the “design“ button, this is fucking talent. https://www.crossingbroad.com/?p=109385

So we still refer to media that explodes in popularity as going "viral", or does that shit go "COVID"?

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