My Name is Brock Porter...

I am an award-winning visual artist from Northern Utah. I graduated from Weber State University (WSU) with a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Communications/Design.

I own Ubangi Ink Design Studios a full-service brand management and web consulting firm serving northern Utah for over twenty years. I have worked as a creative problem solver specializing in brand, print, web, and photography. I provide strategic Marketing-Communications consulting and training. I teach photography and web management to both business groups, and one-on-one.

I am currently not accepting new contracts.


My Work History...

Internal Revenue Service IRS – U.S. Department of the Treasury

12/17 – present | Ogden, Utah 84401

Detailed - Lead Computer Assistant, Infrastructure Services Division (ISD),
Division Management Office (DMO)

I am currently the SCA for the Infrastructure Services Division within EOPs reporting to the DMO. I design, maintain, customize, and manage site security for the division SharePoint collection setting permissions, policies, and developing better automation with Nintex workflows, User Interface Design (UI), and User Experience Design(UX). I support business analysis and reporting for the division projects. I manage user permission groups and run security reports for collection certification.

Using custom HTML, JavaScript, Jquery, CSS, and VBA Script to rebrand the ISD site improving navigation, accessibility, and process improvement for the division SharePoint content.

I launched an online blog to replace and automate the division newsletter saving the division over 50 hours per quarter in labor. This also decreased the network traffic by emailing only links and not PDF documents. I implemented an editorial group to manage content for the division with a representative from each branch providing scheduled content for the news blog. To complete this project I provided a best practices guide, conducted limited user testing, and drafted an SOP for future site management.  

I use my knowledge of MS Office, SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, Nintex, and various front-end programming languages including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and XML to meet the division knowledge management needs.


  • Learning & Education Subject Matter Expert SME / 
    CAF/POA Tax Examining Technician TE
  • Computer-Based Training CBT Specialist
    As a Subject Matter Expert (SME)/CBT Developer within Technology Development Office (TDO), Learning & Education (L&E) division, I translated training content from storyboards into online training courses to be delivered through the IRS’s online Learning Management Content System (LCMS) “WebBook”, an in house developed based web application, and Enterprise Learning Management System (ELMS) system. Utilizing Sharepoint project management workflows for managing multiple Instructional Design (ID) projects, timelines, and other training-related deliverables with the highest quality, error-free, training products on budget and deadline.

    I consistently leveraged my experience with Content Development, Instructional Design, Editing, Electronic Presentation, Graphic Design, Multimedia Production, Computer Based Training (CBT) Course Development, and Frontend Web Programming to manage projects by using HTML, HTML5, CSS1-3, JavaScript and XML by applying the IRM/Standards Guide, 508 Accessibility Rules to all the courses developed. I use frontend web programming languages, and multiple computer software platforms daily to develop new online forms of self-instructional job aids, CBT modules, and develop/revise/convert both new and existing training materials into electronically delivered/online courses.

  • CAF/POA Tax Examining Technician TE

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 & Frontend Web Developer

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. I also provide video production and video editing.

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