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OIl Painting
Oil Paint was my primary Illustration medium for 10+years.
Web Development
HTML 5, CSS3, familiarity with Rails environment, allowing collaboration on Ruby on Rails applications.
Adobe After Effects
Strata Design 3D
Used as an illustration tool
Blender 3D
Open Source 3D modeling and animation software used as illustration tool and some animation work
Adobe Lightroom
used primarily for file management and code editor

Work experience

Jul 1997Present

Art Director

OPNET Technologies, Inc.

As art director for OPNET Technologies, Inc. I am responsible for conceptualization and production of all aspects of the visual presentation of the company, including, but not limited to.

• Print and digital collateral

• Print and on-line advertising

• Software packaging

• Annual reports

• Annual users conference: Posters, signage, collateral etc.

• Trade show graphics: Booth sizes from 30x40 feet, to retractable banner stands

• Wed design and production

• Interface design: in-house  enterprise web applications (Ruby on Rails)

• Interface design: OPNET commercial web applications

• Facility support: signage, framing, decor planning, custom furniture design etc.

Jun 1980Jul 1997

Sole Proprietor

John Porter Design

John Porter Design operated as an Illustration and Design studio from 1980 until 1997 offering primarily illustration services to a wide spectrum of advertising and design agencies, institutional and corporate clients, as well as national publishers.

Clients included:

Airline Pilots Association

American Forces Information Service

American University

Ballantine Books

The Baltimore Sun

Bantaam Doubleday Dell Publishing

Discovery Channel Magazine

Government Accounting Office Journal

IBM Harper Collins

National Geographic (Education and Video divisions)

National Restaurant Association

OPNET Technologies, Inc.

Penguin Books USA

Readers Digest

Sesame Street Publications

Valley Forge Historical Society


Sep 1976May 1980

Bachelor of Fine arts

Virginia Commonwealth Univ.