Thanks for visiting! I am Stephen LaFrance (if you hadn’t gathered that part yet) and this has been my website.

This digital portfolio is not all inclusive and there are projects that aren’t here for a variety of reasons. If you would like to see more of the work that I have done or have any questions please feel free to email me. I am available for freelance work.

Email: lafrancestephen@hotmail.com

Experience

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Professional Summary
Methodical and meticulous, I take an analytical approach to my work. That doesn’t mean creativity takes a back seat, instead it means it isn’t hampered by hastily conceived assumptions about my clients wants and needs.

Understanding the motivations and goals of each project, as well as the target audience, drive my work. While that statement may not sound flashy it ensures that each project gets done right and on time.

Design Experience

LaFrance Graphic Design
Lead Graphic Designer                                       2008-Today

Identity Design              Branding                      Apparel Graphics
Print Design                   Illustration                   Iconography
HTML Web Design        Page Layout

While primarily supporting Tektronix as an outside contractor during this time I also support a pool of clients with design needs ranging from iconography to illustration to page layout on a project by project basis. The best part of freelancing is the ability to focus on the work wherever you might be. Some of my greatest project designs have come while nursing a coffee at the local cafe.

Tektronix
Graphic, Industrial, and UI Designer                2017-2018

UI/UX Design                Iconography                 Graphic Layout
Print Design                  Illustration                    Logo Design
Identity Design             Marketing Ad Design  Industrial Design
Brand Development    Apparel Graphics        Event Collateral Design
Page Layout                  Concept Creation        Style Guide Development

The work at Tektronix is as varied as the electrical signals its products detect. Any given day could include creating new or updating existing product labeling, collaborating on product designs, updating user interface components, reviewing the layout and interaction for a user interface, evaluating vendor samples for quality, creating imagery for the marketing department, reviewing project goals, or illustrating technical concepts.

Thinking Sideways Podcast
Content Creator and Audio Editor                      2013-2018

Ad Copy Creation         Brand Management     Content Creation
Audio Editing                Content Research          Social Media Management
Website Post Creation Website Management  Illustration

Thinking Sideways, a podcast focusing on unsolved mysteries, released 45-90 minute long episodes weekly. In addition to researching and writing content for each episode I also wrote copy for individual advertisers. Post production duties, including but not limited to editing recorded audio and managing the website, were also responsibilities I handled.

Software/Skills
Adobe Creative Suite-Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, XD
Microsoft Office Suite    Apple Audio/Video Suite
Client engagement         Project management
Illustration                       UI/UX
Art direction                    Digital photography
HTML                                WordPress

Education
The Art Institute of Portland
2005-2008
Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design