Laura Mihelich

Laura Mihelich


email: lmihelich [at]



Harper College
Interactive Website Design Certificate


School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Intro to Graphic Design, Typography


Northwestern University
Medill School of Journalism
Master’s of Science in Journalism (MSJ) – Interactive Publishing


The University of Iowa
GPA: 4.00*/4.00
B.A. Journalism and Psychology
Dean’s list: January 2008 – December 2009 & January 2011 – May 2011
President’s list: January 2010 – January 2011




August 2014 – present

Responsible for the creation of website concept mockups for retailers. Took front-end development lead in full site builds, overseeing creative direction for weekly ad websites. Collaborated with team members to build new products and projects such as a mobile first experience and a revamped template for base site builds. Utilized CSS pre-processors to build out sites more efficiently. Supported marketing department as needed with the creation of engaging one-sheeter, company website updates, and internal posters.

Freelance Designer

August 2012 – present

Created and maintained HTML/CSS and WordPress websites for clients. Attended consultation meetings. Used audience insight to create interesting, appropriate, clean,and consistent design. Created event flyers using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.

Web Design Intern

Cofactor (formerly ShopLocal)

May 2014 – August 2014

Created weekly ad website mockups for retailers using Photoshop. Assisted in the front-end development of sites. Participated in Agile planning meetings as well as product consultation meetings to launch work on new site experiences.

Page Designer

Shaw Suburban Media

November 2012 – July 2013

Responsible for the layout and design of 22 weekly tabloid size newspapers using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, News Edit Pro, and Roxen Editorial Portal.

Design Editor

The Daily Iowan

January 2011 – May 2011

Managed newspaper design team including scheduling, pay, and production. Oversaw work to maintain a quality publication. Created innovative page design. Attended editorial meetings about newspaper stories and design.


The Daily Iowan

June 2010 – May 2011

Designed newspaper layout, including metro front, sports front, and inside pages.


Web Designer/Developer

  • Perryville Surgical, business website (February 2014 - No longer available)
  • Millennial Influx, publication website (March 2013)
  • Shold Dentistry, business website (Fall 2012)
  • Lisa Mihelich (sister), personal website (Summer 2012)

Web Editor

Web and iPad app developer

iPad app prototype designer

New media marking strategy team-member

Environment and Sustainability Reporter & Web Producer

Relevant Skills

Experience using:

  • CSS
  • SASS
  • WordPress
  • jQuery (limited)
  • CMS Systems
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Microsoft Visual Web Developer
  • Quark
  • Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube

Comfortable on both Mac and PC platforms


  • Kappa Tau Alpha – 2011 Top Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Luther A. Brewer Key / John Hamilton Johnson Memorial Prize
  • U.I. Dean’s List
  • U.I. President’s List