Linda Porter

Freelance Magazine Designer & Ad Designer

Location:Avon, Connecticut, United States
2 Skills
Summary of Qualifications
Highly creative, goal orientated professional designer with solid pre-press experience. Extremely organized with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks. A strong work ethic combined with a commitment to excellence in all projects undertaken. A team player that works effectively with customers, sales reps and senior management in accomplishing objectives.
Core Competencies
Works in Adobe CS 5.5 Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat
Professional Experience
June 2011 - Present OWNER Surface Graphicz – Newington, CT GRAPHIC ARTIST
An expert in design for all print formats including digital, offset, large format, and internet applications.
From Ad Design, Brochures, Business Cards, Postcards, Direct Mail Pieces, Posters/Flyers, Logo Design, Decals, Bumper Stickers, Letterheads, Envelope Designs, Magazine layouts, Menus, Newsletter, Folder Designs, Labels, Apparel and anything you need designed for printing.
June 2008 - August 2011 Curtis1000 – Newington, CT GRAPHIC ARTIST
Reproduce and create artwork for direct mail and business collateral including envelopes, self-mailers, letterheads, posters, brochures, bank receipts, drive-thru bank envelopes, invoices, forms and postcards. Work directly with The UConn Foundation, in producing mailers, posters, postcards, brochures, etc. for both Uconn and the UConn Health Center.
• Appointed top designer for The UConn Foundation after one month of employment.
10/2007 - 6/2008 Xtreme Magazine – Berlin, CT GRAPHIC ARTIST
Worked closely with sales and editorial staff to produce 4 magazines each month. Worked heavily in Photoshop and Illustrator for design effects and image manipulations for magazine ads. Laid out 4 and 2 page spreads.
3/2004-5/2007 – ReminderNews – Vernon, CT GRAPHIC ARTIST
Worked closely with sales, senior management and teammates to meet strict deadlines in a
fast-paced, high-volume production environment. Communicated directly with customers to
ensure job specifications were met. Maintained file management system on net worked computers. Assisted teammates in solving problems and executing designs.
• Received 2005 President’s Award for Outstanding Performance (communication, design & attitude)
• Received INDEPENDENT FREE PAPERS of AMERICA Fall 2005 1st Place award in 4-color grocery category.
2001-2003 – Norwich Bulletin – Norwich, CT GRAPHIC ARTIST
Designed ads and inserts on Mac Computers using Multi-Ad Creator. Output up to 60 ads per day. Worked effectively in high-volume, deadline driven atmosphere.
2005 – Manchester Community College – Manchester, CT
Graphic Design, Multimedia Option, AS Degree
Skills (2) Rating
Magazine Design
Ad Design