- Encinitas US-CA
- [email protected]
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.
Surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, running, yoga, cooking, travel, art and music.
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.
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: www.sanjuandelsurguide.com
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.
Visit the website: www.nicaraguavacationrentals.com
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.
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.
• 3.7 GPA
• Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
• Golden Key International Honor Society.
"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."
"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."
"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."
“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.”