Professor Laura Huaracha came to Carthage in 2007 after two years as an adjunct instructor at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago. She earned a B.A. in journalism and mass communication from Creighton University in 1997, and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Savannah (Ga.) College of Art & Design in 1999. She was an instructor at MapleWoods Community College in Kansas City, Mo., and has worked at The Grand Group, a Chicago marketing design firm; and the Potbelly Sandwich Works chain.
"Laura Huaracha has the ability to bring what we learn into the practical world. She focuses on helping her students develop a sense of themselves as designers so that we can identify and market ourselves. She helps us set ourselves apart from others, so that when it comes to finding a job, we stand out."
— Bree McMahon, '12
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