ENGAGING PRINT + DIGITAL DESIGN
I specialize in developing colorful, engaging, award-winning graphics across a variety of media, from print to digital. My education includes a master’s degree in Leadership Studies with a focus on Design Leadership from USD, along with undergraduate certificates in Graphic Design from UCSD and in Web Design from Mesa College. I recently served on the board of directors for AIGA San Diego and currently serve as a judge for the CASE VII design awards.
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“Nick was a wonderful leader to work under! He is creative, enthusiastic, motivating, kind, organized, and always has a smile on his face. Nick was not only fun to work with, but I could always count on him for guidance and to be able to help answer any questions I came across. Nick is an amazing leader that people enjoy coming to work for.” — Julia O.
“Nick was such a great person to work with on projects. He always brought a unique and creative view. When I think of the work Nick created, vibrant, unconventional, and amazing are just a few words that come to mind. The finished product was always impressed and exceeded my expectations.” — Mary V.
“I was fortunate to have Nick as a manager. He is one of the most positive and encouraging people I know. His feedback would be constructive and solution-oriented. He never missed an opportunity to let us know our that work and ideas were valued.” — Erin S.
“Nick is one of the most creative, enthusiastic, and positive individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He is a wonderful person, friend, and colleague, always with a smile on his face. He will continue to be a true asset in every path he takes.” — Marlis R.
“Nick’s positive and efficient work ethic made him a great asset to American Specialty Health and to our team. His organization and prioritization skills allowed me to always deliver creative, modern, well-developed materials to my clients. Along with Nick’s professionalism, he knows how to brighten everyone’s day and cultivate a positive work environment. Nick has a promising future and I would be lucky to work with him again in the future!” — Sheri K.
“Working with Nick is a joy, he is extremely creative and thinks outside the box. His strong work ethic delivers a beautiful final product that is exactly what the client requested. He always takes the next step and offers suggestions to make the product better. Nick goes above and beyond to get the job done.” — Jill L.
“I have had the good fortune of working in the Graphics Industry for over 30 years and I can honestly say that Nick Porter is one of the most positive and open-minded creative people I have ever worked with. In this day of pressure to get everything “now” Nick is always level-headed and goes about his workday with so much good energy that he makes those around him better.” — Kevin K.
“After working with Nick for a few years, I hired him to design the logo for a new company I started in 2010. Nick always produces top-quality work and shows an amazing amount of creativity and design insight. I don’t think I’ve ever worked with anyone else who could match his passion for producing the best possible work.” — Dione D.
“Nick’s fun and engaging material have inspired thousands of members across the country to make healthier and happier changes to their lives. His material is definitely one-of-a-kind and easily catches everyone’s attention. His professional and energetic personality make him a great team member and someone I am proud to say I had the pleasure of working with!” — Alison M.
2019 Silver Award, CASE District VII, USD, Life of Christ Marketing Campaign
2018 Best of Show, Educational Advertising Awards, USD, Wine Classic, Special Event
2018 Gold, Educational Advertising Awards, USD, Leading Change, Fundraising Campaign
2018 Silver, Educational Advertising Awards, USD, Diego’s Donors, Direct Mail
2018 Merit, Educational Advertising Awards, USD, Founders Gala, Special Event
2018 Merit, Educational Advertising Awards, USD, Torero Nation Billboard, Outdoor Advertising
2018 Merit, Educational Advertising Awards, USD, 2018 Torero Casino Night, Special Event
2018 Merit, Educational Advertising Awards, USD, 2017 Torero Tuesday, Marketing Campaign
2018 Gold Award, CASE District VII, USD, Founders Gala
2018 Bronze Award, CASE District VII, USD, 10th Anniversary Wine Classic
2017 Service Award, Veteran Promotion Awards, USD, Operation Hat Trick
2013 Silver Award, Healthcare Advertising Awards, Healthyroads, Fitness Kit Design
2011 Silver Award, Healthcare Advertising Awards, Polar, “Watch It” Challenge
2010 Award of Excellence, Communicator Awards, Healthyroads, Worksite Health Challenges
2009 Gold Award, Health Care Communicators, Healthyroads, Engage! Logo Design
2009 Gold Award, Health Care Communicators, Healthyroads, Home Fitness
2009 Gold Award, Health Care Communicators, Healthyroads, Worksite Health Challenges
2009 Gold Award, Health Care Communicators, Healthyroads, New Year’s Challenge
2008 Gold Award, Astrid Awards, Healthyroads, “Fitness is Timeless”
2008 Gold Award, Aster Awards, Polar, “Watch It” Challenge