About

lara_small_bio2Lara Jeanneret

creative director, graphic designer

Lara has been a graphic designer since 2002. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a concentration in Graphic Design. During her time at KSU she had the opportunity to visit both Oaxaca, Mexico and Amsterdam, Netherlands with fellow art students to further her study of art. She has a wide range of artistic background from drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, etc. Lara loves helping her clients promote the businesses they are passionate about and watching them grow and thrive.

Lara Jeanneret is also a former board member of the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority and current chair of their Promotions Committee. She is an active member of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce. Lara is also very passionate about helping local charities like Etowah Valley Humane Society, Advocates for Children, Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter, Red Door Food Pantry, Community Church Shop and many more.

Lara lives in Cartersville, Georgia with her husband, Matt, and her two sweet little boys, Evan and Colin. Her family loves their cats Princess Leia, Kara & Chester and darling Yorkshire Terrier. Lara’s dog, Charlie, even comes to work with her every day! You may also see Princess Leia from time to time when she visits to keep the Lara J Designs office cat, Remy, company. She loves spending her weekends on Lake Allatoona and Lake Lanier with her friends and family. Lara also enjoys playing LEGOs with her two little boys and visiting our many wonderful local museums.

 

Megg Hosea, Lara J Designs Project ManagerMegg Stanley

project manager

Megg has been working at Lara J Designs since November of 2014, and is the newest member of the team.  When you start your project with Lara J Designs, you will work with Megg on your quote and she can help with most any questions you may have. Megg graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2012 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing. After working in management in Atlanta for a year, she decided to follow a new career path in the design world! Megg completed her Graphic Design and Web Design certificate at Sessions College of Professional Design in December of 2015. Megg enjoys cooking and watching a good movie. She loves her dogs, Nala Bug and Mowgli Bear, and they are spoiled rotten. She is married to the wonderful Blake Stanley in March 2015, and she is excited about all of her new adventures!

Steven_BioSteven Cline

graphic designer, illustrator

Steven has been working at Lara J Designs since January 2012. He studied Art and Film at Georgia State University. Steven finds inspiration in many eras and styles of graphic design and fine art. He enjoys working with his clients to make their dreams and ideas become a reality. Steven is also an avid film & literature buff. His personal art is influenced by surrealism, and can be found at www.stevenclineart.com.

Steven & Lara are siblings, and grew up in an artistic & technologically savvy household. Their mother is an Art Teacher and their father is a Computer Programmer. Steven lives in Cartersville with his wonderful wife and talented co-worker Casi Cline.

Casi Cline Graphic Designer Lara J DesignsCasi Cline

graphic designer, illustrator

Casi has always felt a keen interest in art and design. Though she has many other interests such as literature, and mathematics, Casi feels that the process of creation that is so inherent in art and design is integral to her intellectual well-being. Casi loves collaborating with her talented husband, Steven Cline, and the Lara J Designs team to deliver the best possible design solutions for our clients.

In addition to working as a graphic designer at Lara J Designs, Casi uses her creative impulses to conceive purely aesthetic works. Though her works are largely dependent on intricate pen and ink patterning, she also integrates her love of literature into her works by collaging old book pages and other vintage typographical design elements. You can view her personal portfolio on her website, www.ephemeralityart.com

Christine Colborne Copywriter Lara J DesignsChristine Colborne

copywriter/content developer

Christine has worked with Lara J Designs since 2014. She began her career as a business journalist and then moved into the corporate communications world, working for companies such as BDO-Siedman, AT&T and NCR. She also co-founded an Atlanta-based PR, corporate comms and technical writing firm and developed and delivered sales and technical training to a variety of clients. In between, she taught English at a math/science charter school.

She has written advertising and marketing copy, web content, blogs, op-eds, social media posts and virtually every kind of communication for B2B and B2C clients in industries ranging from healthcare to technology, from packaged goods to financial services. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism (ABJ) degree from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism. When she isn’t on deadline, she supports animal rescue and military veterans programs, and loves hanging out with her husband, her own crazy rescue dog, Lovie, and her pal Whitey (shown with her in the photo).

Kate McDonald Search Engine Optimization Specialist at Lara J DesignsKate McDonald

search engine optimization specialist

Kate has been optimizing websites for almost 20 years. She began her career as communication specialist for a non-profit, where she created one of the first online giving programs. Today, Kate performs Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and keyword research for a variety of companies. Kate is Google AdWords certified, which allows her to manage pay per click (PPC) advertising for several businesses, both small and large.

Kate has an MBA from Georgia State University and a BA in Communications from George Mason University. She has worked at companies both small and large. Kate lives in Suwanee, GA with her husband, two children, two dogs and a cat. While working remote, she is deeply committed to the team and a vehement advocate for SEO. Kate and her husband, Eddie, are also small business owners. Eddie owns and operates a local HVAC company based in Gwinnett County. As you might expect, Kate is familiar how to best promote locally owned business using both SEO and PPC.


charlie_bioCharlie

office dog, mascot

Here at Lara J Designs, we just LOVE our little office dog, Charlie. His mommy, Lara, brings him to work with her most every day and he enjoys sleeping in her lap, on the couch, and in his dog bed. He also likes to greet visitors as they enter the Lara J Designs office. Charlie has been a member of the Jeanneret and Lara J Designs family since May 2013 when Lara adopted him from Etowah Valley Humane Society. Charlie gave her one of his famous “pick me up” looks and she was toast. He may be a little spoiled, but he sure is sweet!

charlie_bioSir Alfred Oliver Remington lll “Remy”

office cat, mascot’s bodyguard

The feline member of the Lara J Designs team comes from a distinguished family, but he hasn’t let it go to his head. He is very amiable and lets his friends call him Remy for short. Remy has been a member of the Lara J Designs team since September 2015 when Lara recruited him from Etowah Valley Humane Society. His duties include greeting clients with a gentlemanly meow, patrolling the premises, watching over his friend Charlie Jeanneret, and looking effortlessly distinguished in his crisp tuxedo.