Hello, I'm Laura. A creative problem-solver.
Recent Projects
Esencia Luxury Villas
Web design and development for a luxury real estate development in Costa Rica.
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Amazon
Production and graphic design support for Amazon Home Services and Smart Home campaigns, including email design, display banners, animated gifs, and print material.
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The Social Gecko
Branding and logo design, print material, and website design and development for a social media management company.
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Vida Kombucha
Logo and label design for an artesanal kombucha brewery.
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Alison Vieira Photography
Logo design, brand development, print material and website for a photography company.
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My Experience
Founder/ Lead Web & Graphic Designer
Nomad Design House | Costa Rica | 03/14 - Present
Branding, graphic design, web design and development for small businesses. Other responsibilities include client communication and project quotes, art direction and management of small team, plus business admin.
Production and Graphic Designer
Amazon | Seattle, WA | 9/16 - 1/17 (contract)
Graphic and production design for banners, ads, web graphics, emails and other various visual design needs for multiple Amazon teams.
Visual Designer
Gratafy | Seattle, WA | 10/15 - 12/15 (contract)
Graphic and web design for digital gifting platform. Designed static web pages, designed and coded HTML emails, created presentation decks for potential partners, PowerPoint presentations and other visuals to support lead designer.
Website Designer
NYC Restaurant | New York, NY | 4/15 - 2/16 (freelance)
Designing restaurant website layouts and delivering PSD for development. Some web development using Muse.
Manager of Design and Marketing
Intelitek Corp | Panama City, Panama | 8/13 - 11/13
In-house web design and maintenance, graphic design for print material, web graphics and social media. Reported directly to CEO. Spanish-speaking office setting.
Junior Graphic and Web Designer
QuoteWizard | Seattle, WA | 2/12 - 3/13
Web graphics (banners and ads), HTML email design, coding and testing, web pages and landing pages with forms for data collection, printed collateral such as manuals, signs, brochures, and slideshow presentations.
HTML/CSS Course
School of Visual Concepts | Seattle, WA | 2013
Advanced HTML/CSS continuing education course completed.
Photo Editor/Retoucher
1stDibs | New York, NY | 4/11 - 9/11
Retouching product photos for website by weekly deadline; putting images on white backgrounds, color correction, resizing, image manipulation – managing multiple files and uploading to the server.
Graphic Designer and Photo Editor
ModaListas | New York, NY | 10/08 - 2/12
Graphic design for print and web including ads, banners, invitations, business cards, e-blasts. Photo editing and retouching for product shots and editorials. Product entry with Magento site and site maintenance.
BFA, State University of NY
Fashion Institute of Technology | 9/07 - 5/10
Illustration and Design major, Spanish language minor. Bachelor’s of Fine Arts. Graduated Cum Laude.
BFA Coursework
School of Visual Arts | NYC | 9/05 - 12/06
Majored in Illustration.
My Skills
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Fireworks
HTML
CSS
Javascript
WordPress
SEO
Branding
Print Material
Websites
Landing Pages
Banner Ads
Social Media
Photo Editing
Marketing
Copywriting
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