Lara Jeanneret, owner of Lara J Designs
2020 Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce IMPACT Awards Winner

Lara Jeanneret

creative director, graphic designer

Lara has been a graphic designer since 2001, and opened Lara J Designs in early 2008. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with 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 J serves on the Board of Directors for Art in Bartow, Cartersville Downtown Development Authority. She also serves on the Band Booster Board for both the Cartersville Middle School and Cartersville High School Bands and is very active with both band programs.  She is a former board member of Advocates for Children , and current committee member for Advocates for Children’s Development Committee. She is also an active member of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce. Lara is very passionate about helping local Cartersville & Bartow County non-profits like Advocates for Children, Reading to Go Places (The Bookmobile), Art in Bartow, Red Door Food Pantry, Etowah Valley Historical Society, Tranquility House Domestic Violence Center, Summer Hill Foundation, Etowah Valley Humane Society, Community Church Shop, Hickory Log Personal Care Home, Cartersville Schools and many more. Lara J Designs is a proud donor to all of these local non-profits and many more. She also enjoys

Lara is has received a multitude of awards for her work in the community.

  • January 2021 Honored as a Notable Woman of Bartow by Bartow History Museum
  • December 2020 Recipient of the 2020 Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce IMPACT Award
  • June 2020 Frontline Heroes Award for her assistance to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • February 2020 Hometown Hero award presented by Modern Woodman Financial at the Cartersville Downtown annual meeting
  • May 2019 Cartersville High School Work-Based Learning Junior Mentor of the Year award
  • December 2018 Small Businessperson of the Year as nominated by her peers on Alignable
  • February 2015 Cartersville Downtown Development Authority Chairman’s Award
  • 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2019 Nominated for Small Business of the Year for the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce

Lara lives in Cartersville, Georgia with her husband, Matt, and her two sweet boys, Evan and Colin. Her family loves their cats Sarah, Vienna & Oliver and darling Yorkshire Terrier, Charlie. She loves spending her weekends with friends and family and free time traveling and enjoying time with friends and family. Lara also enjoys visiting Cartersville’s many wonderful local museums and enjoying family vacations to Jekyll Island off the Georgia coast.

Katlyn Southern, Lara J Designs

Katlyn Southern

project manager, illustrator & graphic designer
Katlyn has always loved art from a young age, but her creative journey really began to take off when she began dabbling in photography and graphic design in her high school year book club. It was then she realized she could turn her favorite hobby into a career. She has since graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Arts with a minor in Marketing.

In her spare time you may find Katlyn getting outdoors, hiking, rock climbing, or practicing yoga (she’s even studying to become a part-time yoga instructor!) If you find her inside, she’ll likely be baking in the kitchen, getting crafty, or watching a good movie.

Steven Cline, Website Developer at Lara J Designs

Steven Cline

graphic designer, website developer & 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. Steven is also an avid film & literature buff and works with collage.

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 Atlanta with his wonderful wife and talented co-worker Hazel Cline and their three cats Leia, Remy and Tori.

Hazel Casi Cline, graphic designer

Hazel Cline

graphic designer, website developer & illustrator

Hazel has been working at Lara J Designs since July 2012. One of her favorite things about working at Lara J Designs is having the opportunity to work on a wide variety of design projects and constantly learning new things. She enjoys integrating client needs and preferences into a finished design that is both functional and beautiful. Hazel feels very lucky to get to sit next to and work alongside her husband and best friend, Steven Cline, every day. In her spare time, Hazel enjoys reading, listening to music, taking scenic strolls, bird watching, and creating art. She lives with Steven in Atlanta with their three precious purr-babies Leia, Remy, and Tori.

Ethan Jordan, graphic designer

Ethan Jordan

graphic designer & social media manager
Ethan Jordan began as an intern at Lara J Designs in the summer of 2018 as a part of the Work Based Learning program at Cartersville High School. Since graduating from high school in 2020, he now lives with his family in Dallas, Georgia and attends Kennesaw State University.

Besides working in graphic design, Ethan plays several instruments, including oboe and alto saxophone. He also enjoys working on illustrations, drinking coffee, looking for new recipes to cook, and tending to his plants. He is so excited to be part of the Lara J Designs team as he pursues a degree in Business Marketing!

Jenny Brewer


Jenny has been drawing as long as she can remember, gathering her inspiration from fashion, food, nature, and cartoons. She enjoys creating both realistic and stylized illustrations, working in both traditional and digital mediums. No matter what she draws, her illustrations are always clean and fun to look at.

Jenny graduated in 2013 from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Animation and Illustration. She began her career developing illustrations and 3D artwork for educational software and has illustrated three children’s books. In her free time, Jenny enjoys traveling with her friends and family and hanging out with her three dachshunds Ellie, Chloe, and Finley. She also enjoys discovering new foods and hunting for delicious Korean bakeries around Atlanta.

Charlie, Lara J Designs office mascot


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! 

Vienna, Office Cat at Lara J Designs


office cat, mascot
Vienna, aged 8, is a retired purrfessor of archeology and hisstory who spent many purrductive years studying the Egyptian purramids. She spent some time at the Etowah Valley Humane Society, where Lara and her family found her and fell in love with her friendly and curious personality. Being an active senior, she has decided to lend a paw around the office now and then. She especially enjoys cataloging print materials and cheering up her coworkers when they’re feline sad. She feels very furtunate to have been adopted into Lara’s heart and home and to have made furiends with everyone on the Lara J Designs team. She the cat’s pawjamas!

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