Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

Web Design & Development in Villarrica, Chile


My name is Mike, and I'm currently family-ing, designing, coding & translating, writing an occasional thought, and enjoying a good whisky between city and country in south-central Chile.



Publii is an amazing program that makes it easy to create and manage your website. Over the course of a month, I reviewed and translated more than 1,300 lines of code into Spanish, both for the main program and for the text editor.


Geraldine Ovalle is a chef and gourmet who lives in the south-central part of Chile. She wanted to redesign her old website and update it with some of the new services she offers. Geraldine was also hoping to combine in one website her work and education history, her personal writings, and her past and present projects.


I was contracted by Geraldine Ovalle and Natalia Barría, two winners of the Regional Fondart in 2014, to provide the design for their book, Huellas y sabores de mujeres en la cordillera. The idea was for this particular book to be the first of three volumes, highlighting local chefs and their businesses.



A couple of websites I created are featured on the Publii Showcase (elmikewalsh.com and yowalsh.com)

Work Experience

2017 — Now

I help Optuno create websites from start, customize existing themes and manage project content and client requests alongside a wonderful, world-wide remote team.

2022 — Now
Villarrica, Chile

I build interesting and entertaining digital stuff from the countryside near Villarrica, Chile, for national and international clients. My favorite projects tend to be websites, but I also work on graphic designs for print, such as books, labels, and business cards. I am also fond of translation projects.

2007 — 2022
Villarrica, Chile

I make websites and do print designs for books/e-books, business cards, invitations, etc. My principal focus is on clean, fast, organized web coding and design which will remain relevant and modern despite changes in design trends.

2012 — 2020
Program Cordinator at TeachingChile

Empowered with the design, development, expansion and maintenance tasks of the website, publicity and digital presence of TeachingChile.

2015 — 2018

I executed online, one-on-one English classes of all levels, from the very first steps in English to the most advanced offerings the company provided. I performed my job very well and was considered highly reliable by my coordinators.

2010 — 2012
Valdivia, Chile

I was responsible for the execution of all levels of English classes, ranging from 1-4 students. Also carried out conversation and language reinforcement classes.

2007 — 2008
Spanish Professor at Teutopolis H.S., U.S.A.
Teutopolis, Illinois

Designed, developed and utilized material for first- and second-year Spanish classes to create a dynamic and multidisciplinary presentation of the Spanish language and culture.


2007 — 2008
Teacher Certification K-12 - Spanish at Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
1995 — 2003
B.A. History, Minor Latin America Studies at Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
1995 — 2003
B.A. Foreign Languages, Liguistics & Literature (Spanish) at Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL