Highly motivated creative professional skilled in graphic design, web design, marketing and client relationships. Diverse professional and life experience with a passion for business, art, design and the web.

Personal Interests

Surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, running, yoga, cooking, travel, art and music. 

Online Portfolio



Other Skills

• Fluent in Spanish • Excellent customer service and client relationship skills • Highly motivated to learn and succeed • International business experience • Multi-cultural awareness and global perspective  

Design and Technology Skills

• Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver • Hand drawn graphics and type • HTML and CSS • WordPress • User-experience driven web design • SEO / SEM • Color theory and typography • Email marketing platforms like Constant Contact and Mail Chimp • Social Media marketing strategies • Blog management • Copywriting • MS Office • Mac and PC  

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Graphic and Web Designer

Laura Huston Design

I work with clients across a variety of industries to define and meet their visual communication and marketing goals. Design services include logos and branding, print design, apparel graphics, email newsletter design, banner ads, web design and Wordpress based sites.

Jan 2011 - Present

Freelance Web Production Artist

Red Door Interactive

Design and production work on websites, mobile sites, email newsletters, static and Flash banner ads and social media campaigns for Red Door Interactive. Clients that I have worked on include: Cricket Wireless, Rubio's, Petco, California Avocado Commission, Sutter Home, Eagle Creek and Souplantation.

2006 - Present

Online Business Entrepreneur

Nicaragua Travel Inc.

San Juan del Sur Guide is the number one travel information and local news website / blog for the town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. The site generates revenue from listings and advertising. I independently designed and developed the website with a focus on maximizing site visitor attraction and retention.Visit the website:

Nicaragua Vacation Rentals is a top ranking website for vacation rentals in Nicaragua. I initiated and maintain working partnerships with home owners and hotels / resorts that generate more than $75,000 in annual booking revenues. I directly manage all inquiries and bookings including payment processing and contracts and market the site using partner websites, social media and email newsletters.

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2006 - 2008

Marketing Director

Water's Edge International Realty

Water's Edge International Realty provides real estate development and sales consultancy in Nicaragua, Central America. The company's experience and knowledge of local business culture and International law sets Water's Edge apart as the most reputable resource for foreign real estate investors.

Accomplishments include: Increased website traffic and lead generation more than 300% through SEO / SEM strategies and the development of partner sites. Developed and implemented website and email marketing plan to maximize readership and lead retention. Managed the design of all print ads featured in Nicaragua and US publications like Waves Magazine and Surf Shot Magazine. Managed the planning for trade shows and marketing events including international real estate symposiums and common interest shows such as Surf Expo Orlando, The Miami International Boat Show and The Long Beach Boat Show. Established the Water’s Edge brand as a community leader through the sponsorship of local sports teams and involvement in local fundraisers and contributions to sustainable growth initiatives.


2008 - 2009

Professional Certificate

UC San Diego Extension, Digital Arts Center
1995 - 1999

B.A. Degree

UC Santa Barbara

Academic Achievements

• 3.7 GPA

• Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

• Golden Key International Honor Society.

1998 - 1999

Certificate of Completion

University of Chile



Nathan Wray

"Laura has helped me to develop and market my fly fishing guide business. The bottom line is that I am getting more bookings than ever before as a direct result of the website that she built for me."

Tara McClurkin

"Laura has really helped our business grow. She built us a beautiful website that has brought us lots of traffic and many compliments. She has great marketing ideas and takes all of our ideas to the next level. Her wonderful graphic skills have really helped to promote and show off our work. Thanks to her we have really been able to brand ourselves with an outstanding logo and lots of eye catching material."

Charles Perry

"Laura Huston has had an instrumental creative role in my company, World Minded. At a time when we were searching for a unique but uniform look and extremely tight on deadlines, Laura pulled us through and exceeded our expectations."

Harley Orion

“Laura is a creative designer with an excellent sense of style. She has been a big help to our team in developing web designs, illustrations and branding concepts. She's also great about meeting deadlines, even when we're in a rush, which is another major plus. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a creative freelancer or team member.”