Mindy Johnston

Mindy Johnston - Web Developer

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

My specialty is knocking your socks off with an integrated design perfectly tailored to your style.

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I'm a web designer with a focus on detail, using WordPress so it's easy to maintain once my work is done! My passion lies in creating design that connects with people in a way that pulls them in.

In addition to assuring that all my sites are worry-free for the technophobe, I also insist on all my sites being responsive. That means that not only will they look amazing on your computer, but they adjust to any size, shrinking even to work well on your phone.

Through my work in the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah, I have developed a critical lens for my design, creating pieces that are both inclusive and sensitive.
Action & Adventure
Comics & Graphic Novels
Cultural & Ethnic
Mystery & Crime
Picture Books
Science Fiction
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Work experience

Web Software Developer

University of Utah
November, 2011 – November, 2018 (about 7 years)

I worked for several years in the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah. As their lead web and graphic designer, I managed several websites and created marketing materials for our programs and events. Working in this arena helped me develop a socially critical lens which I employ in everything I create.

Freelance Web Designer

January, 2009 – Present (over 11 years)

In the decade that I have been freelancing, I've had the opportunity to create a variety of websites, which has allowed me to hone my skills while learning how to customize the product to suit the genre and the clients' unique needs. I also understand that not everyone is tech-friendly, so I do what I can to make every website easy to navigate and maintain for the long run.


Black Graduate Student Association

The intention of this website was to be eye-catching and fun, while still maintaining an air of academic professionalism. The students wanted to be able to grow their community, so other users are allowed to elect to have their information on the site, creating online networking possibilities. Built using Wordpress.

Special features:
• Sorting filters
• Form to add your information to the site
• Search in footer

Tender Folk Co.

This Tender Folk Co. was designed to be understated to let the client's artwork take the stage. All elements are as minimal as possible while still allowing the website to be easy to navigate.

Special features:
• Instagram feed on homepage
• Shopping cart integration
• Blog section
• Contact form that emails the client

Joe Pug

A website designed to showcase the music of the singer/songwriter Joe Pug. This website was built to reflect the style of his music, while incorporating his logo and branding colors. Built on Wordpress.

Special features:
• Fade-in animation on homepage
• Podcast incorporation
• Embedded Spotify and video content
• Animated album covers that flip to reveal track listings
• Tour list incorporation from Bands in Town

University of Utah Department of Theatre

Wordpress-powered website built for the Department of Theatre at the University of Utah. As this site is very informational, I had to find ways to be creative in presenting a large amount of text. Each piece of the site is customizable without needing to know code.

Special features:
• Instagram feed on the homepage
• Popup content in homepage header
• People page is maintained through a custom post type, making it easy for the client to update without code
• Photo gallery on production pages
• Blog section
• Contact form that stores in a database

Cultural Connections by Design

This site was created to promote two games developed to help organizations teach their employees about diversity and inclusion. Built on Wordpress, the site is dynamic and unique, however all sections of the content are still able to be edited without the use of code.

Special features:
• Background video header
• Number totals count up as you scroll down to give movement and dynamic action to the pages.
• Contact form that emails the client
• Coded Wordpress Customizer to manage the custom design areas.
• The organizations are managed through a custom post type, so that every time the client visits a new one she can add it to the site without having to manually change the information on the various pages that it is seen on.

Mindy has 6 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Ursula Burger
Reedsy did not notify her right away that I had requested her services. Once she did see my request, she was amazing! She answers so many questions, to ease the stress of my projects. I highly recommend her to everyone!

Ursula Burger, December 2019

Barbara Leary
I am thrilled with the result of my collaboration with Mindy Johnston. She built a website for my children's books--https://coquinakids.com. From the first interaction, she nailed the style I was seeking (when I could hardly describe it myself) and everything fell into place from there. Mindy made the process efficient and easy, communicating clearly every step of the way, hitting every deadlin...
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Barbara Leary, November 2019

Dale Perry
Mindy and I are not quite done with my website superbunnyclub.com but she has truly gone above and beyond what I ever could have imagined and certainly way more than I could have ever done myself. Throughout the entire process, Mindy has been invested and creative and has totally bought in to what I am trying to accomplish for my website and related book. This is definitely Mindy’s baby as much...
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Dale Perry, September 2019

Mindy Johnston
Dale, thank you so much for your kind words! I also really enjoyed working with you and on your project! So excited for the awesome and interesting things you'll be doing moving forward.

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Bonnie Kreitler
Thoroughly enjoyed my collaboration with Mindy. I came to this project with a really poor web site that showed how little I knew about creating an engaging visual experience with easy navigation. Mindy fixed that. She was incredibly patient with my most basic of questions, helped me find a WP theme that would be easy for a beginner to work with, eager to show ME how to do things so I could conf...
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Bonnie Kreitler, May 2019

Mindy Johnston
Bonnie, thank you so much for your very kind review! I'm so thrilled that you're happy with the end product and my services. I very much enjoyed working with you as well- really grateful to have th...
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Ursula Burger
Mindy is very good at what she does and created a great website for me. Her ideas were very helpful in assisting me to stay on point with the project, get rid of what was not relevant, and focus on my primary goals. I am really happy with the end result. She took the time to explain everything to me in simple terms, that I could understand and implement. I will definitely use her services again!

Ursula Burger, May 2019

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