My Name is Brock Porter...

I am creative problem solver specializing in web, print, and photography. I provide strategic marketing consulting / training. I currently specialize in Joomla website development.

As an award-winning visual artist from Northern Utah, I earned a Bachelors of Fine Art (BFA) degree in Visual Communications / Design emphasis in 2010 from Weber State University. I manage Ubangi Ink Design Studios a full-service brand management and web consulting firm serving northern Utah for 30+ years.

I teach photography and web management to both groups and one-on-one. I currently specialize in Open Source website development and training. In addition, I am an avid photographer offering one-of-a-kind portrait photography, archival printmaking, and limited edition fine art prints for home decor.

I look forward to working with your team.

Dynamically,
Brx

My Work History...

Ubangi Ink Design Studio –
Freelance Brand Management & Web Consulting

03/12/94 – present | 465 East 3650 North, North Ogden, Utah 84414
Owner, Principal Creative, Web Consultant

Ubangi Ink Design Studios is a full-service freelance brand management agency providing outstanding business communication support in the following areas:

  • Graphic Design / Brand Management & Strategic Consulting
  • Web Design, Web Development & Web Consulting
  • Print / Publication Development / Media Purchasing

I specialize in content management system (CMS) website development, consulting, customization and training. Utilizing HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL along with other programming languages in the creation and development of websites for my clients. I extensively use programs such as Adobe Creative Suite; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver in the process of designing creative projects.

Brock Porter Fine Art Photography
& Archival Print Making

05/03/06 – present | 465 East 3650 North, North Ogden, Utah 84414
Owner, Photographer

I provide Fine Art Photography, Corporate Photography, Real Estate Photography, Custom Portrait Photography and Event Photography using the latest DSLR Camera Technology and lighting equipment to my clients.

Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College – OWATC

16/05/99 – 23/11/07 | 200 North Washington Blvd. Ogden, Utah 84404
Visual Communications Coordinator, Webmaster

As the Visual Communications Coordinator / Webmaster for the college, I managed all marketing communications needs for over 60 college programs organized into five schools. My team consisted of two-six full and part-time employees. I collaborated with internal project teams / resources, external contract resources, and senior level students seeking on the job training in the visual design, and web programming fields. I worked in tandem with a Marketing / Public Relations Team under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services. Our overall department mission was student recruitment and retention while maintaining academic excellence within the community. I participated in the transition of the OWATC from the status of a vocational training facility to a fully accredited two-year college. Moving from the technical / vocational educational environment to the Higher Education (Board of Regents,) becoming the largest campus in the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) system and statistically the largest college in the State of Utah. My responsibilities included:

  • Website Development, Maintenance & Training
  • Brand Management / Brand Planning / Mascot Management
  • Marketing Materials Fulfillment / Digital Asset Management
  • Annual Academic Catalog / Course Offerings / College Viewbook
  • College & Foundation Annual Report Design / Production / Delivery
  • Brochure Design / Production / Delivery
  • Direct Mail Campaign Design / Production / Delivery
  • Advertising Campaign DesignOutdoor – Indoor Signage / Electronic Marquee / Touch Screen Kiosk
  • Event Management Planning & Support
  • Campus Photography
  • Media Purchasing / State Contract Negotiation
  • State Budget Management & Reporting
  • Focus Group Market Research / Usability Testing
  • Campaign ROI Tracking & Reporting
  • Editorial Staff Development & Training / College Brand Style Guide

Weber State University – WSU
02/09/88 – 28/05/99 | 3750 Harrison Blvd., So. Ogden, Utah 84408
While attending WSU I worked as a student in many departments and on multiple projects in the process of gaining my degree. Here is a list the following positions and projects I worked on.

  • 02/03/98-28/05/99, Dept. of Physics, Graphic Artist
  • 09/11/98-19/02/99, The Dept. of Communication, Designer
  • 01/09/98-18/12/98, The Dept. of Visual Arts, Graphic Artist
  • 09/03/98-29/05/98, The College of Arts & Humanities, Web Designer/Trainer
  • 03/98, Metaphor, Publication Designer, Cover Artist
  • 02/06/96-05/97, The Signpost, Design Editor
  • 04/09/88-30/06/89, The Signpost, Asst. Production Manager, Asst. Photo Editor

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Ogden Publishing Corporation – The Standard-Examiner
02/03/92 – 16/06/95 | 455 23rd St, Ogden, Utah 84401
Ad Compositor, Composing Artist, Editorial Graphics Artist

Meridian Publishing Inc.
05/08/91 – 17/02/92 | 1720 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84404
Layout Artist

Stained Glass Overlay of Northern Utah - S.G.O.
03/10/90 – 30/8/91 | 2335 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84401
Production Manager – Stain Glass Designer

Rich Jones Screen Printing & Sign
06/03/89 – 25/06/93 | 301 28th St., Ogden, Utah 84401
Sign Shop Production Manager, Separation Artist, Screen Printer

Art Ltd./ Advertising Mall/SignRunner Inc.
15/03/89 to 25/06/90 | 2023 Wall Ave., Ogden, Utah 84401
Production Manager, Graphic Artist, Sign Installation

The Signpost/ Weber State College
04/09/88 – 30/06/89 | 3750 Harrison Blvd., So. Ogden, Utah 84408
Asst. Production Manager, Asst. Photo Editor

Auto Directory
06/03/85 – 29/10/86 | 2755 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84401
Assistant Production Manager, Advertising Artist, Layout Artist

Sun Graphics
05/11/84 – 01/03/85 | 221 21st St., Ogden, Utah 84401
Graphic Artist, Mechanical Separation Artist

Junction City News
14/02/84 – 26/03/85 | 110 25th St., Ogden, Utah 84401
Layout Artist, Staff Photographer, Graphic Artist

My Work History...

Ubangi Ink Design Studio –
Freelance Brand Management & Web Consulting

12/94 – present | 465 East 3650 North, North Ogden, Utah 84414
Owner, Principal Creative, Web Consultant

Ubangi Ink Design Studios is a full-service freelance brand management agency providing outstanding business communication support in the following areas:

  • Graphic Design / Brand Management & Strategic Consulting
  • Web Design, Web Development & Web Consulting
  • Print / Publication Development / Media Purchasing

I specialize in content management system (CMS) website development, consulting, customization and training. Utilizing HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL along with other programming languages in the creation and development of websites for my clients. I extensively use programs such as Adobe Creative Suite; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver in the process of designing creative projects.

Brock Porter Fine Art Photography
& Archival Print Making

03/06 – present | 465 East 3650 North, North Ogden, Utah 84414
Owner, Photographer

I provide Fine Art Photography, Corporate Photography, Real Estate Photography, Custom Portrait Photography and Event Photography using the latest DSLR Camera Technology and lighting equipment to my clients.

Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College – OWATC

05/99 – 11/07 | 200 North Washington Blvd. Ogden, Utah 84404
Visual Communications Coordinator, Webmaster

As the Visual Communications Coordinator / Webmaster for the college, I managed all marketing communications needs for over 60 college programs organized into five schools. My team consisted of two-six full and part-time employees. I collaborated with internal project teams / resources, external contract resources, and senior level students seeking on the job training in the visual design, and web programming fields. I worked in tandem with a Marketing / Public Relations Team under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services. Our overall department mission was student recruitment and retention while maintaining academic excellence within the community. I participated in the transition of the OWATC from the status of a vocational training facility to a fully accredited two-year college. Moving from the technical / vocational educational environment to the Higher Education (Board of Regents,) becoming the largest campus in the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) system and statistically the largest college in the State of Utah. My responsibilities included:

  • Website Development, Maintenance & Training
  • Brand Management / Brand Planning / Mascot Management
  • Marketing Materials Fulfillment / Digital Asset Management
  • Annual Academic Catalog / Course Offerings / College Viewbook
  • College & Foundation Annual Report Design / Production / Delivery
  • Brochure Design / Production / Delivery
  • Direct Mail Campaign Design / Production / Delivery
  • Advertising Campaign DesignOutdoor – Indoor Signage / Electronic Marquee / Touch Screen Kiosk
  • Event Management Planning & Support
  • Campus Photography
  • Media Purchasing / State Contract Negotiation
  • State Budget Management & Reporting
  • Focus Group Market Research / Usability Testing
  • Campaign ROI Tracking & Reporting
  • Editorial Staff Development & Training / College Brand Style Guide

Weber State University – WSU
09/88 – 05/99 | 3750 Harrison Blvd., So. Ogden, Utah 84408
While attending WSU I worked as a student in many departments and on multiple projects in the process of gaining my degree. Here is a list the following positions and projects I worked on.

  • 03/98-05/99, Dept. of Physics, Graphic Artist
  • 11/98-02/99, The Dept. of Communication, Designer
  • 09/98-12/98, The Dept. of Visual Arts, Graphic Artist
  • 03/98-05/98, The College of Arts & Humanities, Web Designer/Trainer
  • 03/98, Metaphor, Publication Designer, Cover Artist
  • 06/96-05/97, The Signpost, Design Editor
  • 09/88-06/89, The Signpost, Asst. Production Manager, Asst. Photo Editor

Ogden Publishing Corporation – The Standard-Examiner
03/92 – 06/95 | 455 23rd St, Ogden, Utah 84401
Ad Compositor, Composing Artist, Editorial Graphics Artist

Meridian Publishing Inc.
08/91 – 02/92 | 1720 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84404
Layout Artist

Stained Glass Overlay of Northern Utah - S.G.O.
10/90 – 8/91 | 2335 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84401
Production Manager – Stain Glass Designer

Rich Jones Screen Printing & Sign
03/89 – 06/93 | 301 28th St., Ogden, Utah 84401
Sign Shop Production Manager, Separation Artist, Screen Printer

Art Ltd./ Advertising Mall/SignRunner Inc.
03/89 to 06/90 | 2023 Wall Ave., Ogden, Utah 84401
Production Manager, Graphic Artist, Sign Installation

The Signpost/ Weber State College
09/88 – 06/89 | 3750 Harrison Blvd., So. Ogden, Utah 84408
Asst. Production Manager, Asst. Photo Editor

Auto Directory
03/85 – 10/86 | 2755 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84401
Assistant Production Manager, Advertising Artist, Layout Artist

Sun Graphics
11/84 – 03/85 | 221 21st St., Ogden, Utah 84401
Graphic Artist, Mechanical Separation Artist

Junction City News
02/84 – 03/85 | 110 25th St., Ogden, Utah 84401
Layout Artist, Staff Photographer, Graphic Artist

References

Over the years I have had the great honor to work with many people, both in the capacity of student & mentor. Below is a list of both professional and personal.

  • Professional:

  • David Faulkner - Vice President Cimetrix Inc. 1-801-256-6500, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Kim Daich - Marketing Manager Cimetrix Inc. 1-801-256-6500, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Alan Webber - Cimetrix Inc. 1-801-256-6500, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Corrie Hout - Owner Great Salt Lake Sea Salt Scrubs 1-801-726-6166, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Collette R. Mercier - CEO and President, OWATC 1-801-627-8304, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Rhonda A. Lauritzen - VP for Student Services, OWATC 1-801-627-8388, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • James R. Taggart - VP for Training Services, OWATC 1-801-627-8307, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Personal:


  • JC Davis - IRS 1-435-695-3299, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Leland Skeen - Hill AFB 1-801-589-4429, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My Awards...

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Ogden City Mayors Awards for the Arts,
Recipient:
"Mayors Awards for the Arts, Awarded for Design"
(2003) Ogden City Corp. – Ogden, Utah


Utah Arts Council Show
"Mixed Media & Works on Paper 98'"

Recipient:
"Utah State Traveling Exhibitor Award"
"Patra" – Digital Photography, Iris Print

(1998) Union Station – Salt Lake City, Utah


BRXPresAward2006

OWATC Presidents Awards
Recipient:
"Presidents Award"

(2006) Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College – Ogden, Utah


OWATC Hispanic Heritage Award
Recipient:
"In recognition of creating the Hispanic Heritage Brand"

(2005) Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College – Ogden, Utah


watersculpture

Weber State University 
"Student Work Exhibit"

"Deans Collection, Purchase Award"
"Untitled 1" – Ceramic Vessel

(1998) Weber State University – Ogden, Utah


Weber State University
"Student Scholarship Show"
Recipient:
"Elizabeth Brown Dee Scholarship Award" Body of work shown
(1997) Weber State University – Ogden, Utah


Weber State University 
"Student Scholarship Show"
Recipient:
"Trustcott Foundation Scholarship Award" Body of Work Shown

(1996) Weber State University – Ogden, Utah