Carolyn Porter
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Graphic Design

Porterfolio, Inc., is the firm of award-winning graphic designer Carolyn Porter. For more than twenty years Carolyn has helped clients inform, engage, and inspire their audience using high-quality, strategic graphic design.

Some clients hire Carolyn when the scale or timeline of a project would overwhelm their internal design team; other clients do not have design resources on staff or do not have designers with the right kind of experience. In either case, she excels at helping clients transform complex messages into easy-to-use and easy-to-understand tools. Whether it’s a brochure, a technical report, an interactive document — or something else entirely — she is known for developing thoughtful, intelligent solutions that combine compelling messages, engaging copy, and custom design elements.

Carolyn graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin–Stout with a concentration in graphic design. She studied a semester at Middlesex University in London, and after graduation returned to England to live and work. She briefly lived in Texas, too, but now calls Minnesota home.

Carolyn seeks to collaborate with clients on:

  • Brand and identity development
  • Employee engagement materials
  • New product launch materials
  • Product user guides
  • Publication design
  • Sales and marketing materials for products and services
  • Scientific reports
  • Technical collateral, especially for the medical and financial industries

Clients include:

  • Alerus Financial
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cargill
  • Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
  • Hamline University
  • Minnesota Center For Environmental Advocacy
  • Nonin Medical
  • Prime Mortgage
  • Residential Mortgage Group
  • St. Catherine University
  • The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • The Saint Paul Foundation
  • Tactile Medical
  • Travelers Insurance
  • White Bear Lake Area Historical Society

Read what clients have to say about working with Carolyn.