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Frontline Heroes Award Ceremony

June 20th, 2020|

Giving thanks: Frontline Heroes project awards those going above and beyond during COVID-19 Photography by RANDY PARKER/THE DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS Posted Saturday, June 20, 2020, The Daily Tribune News BY MARIE NESMITH Through the Frontline Heroes project, Cartersville resident Chastity Maney saluted those going the extra mile to help others during COVID-19. The Cartersville resident organized the outreach with the assistance of Valli Millsaps, owner of Wall to Wall Frames. [...]

Frontline Heroes Ceremony June 13

June 5th, 2020|

Frontline Heroes ceremony set for June 13 in downtown Cartersville Article by MARIE NESMITH, Daily Tribune News On June 13, the Frontline Heroes project will highlight 11 “remarkable” individuals who made an impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded by Cartersville resident Chastity Maney, the outreach is being assisted by Valli Millsaps, owner of Wall to Wall Frames. “I am very pleased with the outcome for our Frontline Heroes project,” Maney [...]

Advocates for Children Duck Derby!

June 2nd, 2020|

LOOK who came to visit Lara J Designs today!  We are so excited to share this year's Duck Derby with you all, and hope you will consider adopting your ducks through the link below which helps support BOTH Advocates for Children and our wonderful graphic design intern, Ethan Jordan, who will be attending Kennesaw State University this fall. All proceeds go to Advocates for Children, a local non-profit organization very close to our heart here at Lara [...]

WBL Mentor of the Year award

May 15th, 2020|

WBL students honor mentors at reception Article by DONNA HARRIS, Daily Tribune News The work-based learning students at Cartersville High School took time this month to show their appreciation to the mentors who have supported and guided them all year. Work-Based Learning Coordinator Shannon Boyer hosted the annual Work-Based Learning Employer and Mentor Reception May 7 in the CHS cafeteria to give the 22 seniors and 23 juniors in the [...]

Support Small Business and Win!

March 20th, 2020|

Lara J Designs is proud to sponsor the "Support Downtown While Social Distancing BINGO" contest!  Through April 3rd you can fill out this bingo board and turn it in to the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority for a chance to win the awesome basket we put together with goodies and gift certificates from many of our favorite Historic Downtown Cartersville businesses.  We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but [...]

Hometown Hero Award

February 25th, 2020|

We are so proud of our fearless leader, Lara Jeanneret, on receiving the Hometown Hero award presented by Modern Woodman Financial at this year's Downtown Cartersville annual banquet.

African-American Heritage Trail Brochure

October 21st, 2019|

African-American Heritage Trail wins Award of Excellence Article by MARIE NESMITH, Daily Tribune News Highlighting the project’s collaborative nature, Bartow’s African-American Heritage Trail captured the 2019 Award of Excellence from the Georgia Downtown Association. “I was absolutely thrilled to hear that the African-American Heritage Trail was going to win an award from the GDA,” said Lillie Read, director of the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority. “These are competitive awards, so our [...]

Career Day at Cartersville High School

October 20th, 2018|

Lara J Designs project manager Megg Stanley and owner Lara Jeanneret enjoyed talking to all of the Cartersville High school students today at the CHS college & career fair about what it takes to become a Graphic Designer. We love our community!

Bookmobile Spotlight

August 16th, 2018|

We are so excited to be featured in Bookmobile's sponsor spotlight this month! Check out their Newsletter below. Click to download PDF Sponsor Spotlight Lara J Designs specializes in helping new companies brand their business and providing quality marketing for existing businesses. They serve companies from the small one-person start-up to large international businesses by providing custom graphic design services: logo design, business cards, brochures, website design, and all sorts [...]

Holiday Window Decorating Contest 2016

December 10th, 2016|

The whole team enjoyed working on our holiday window decorations and theme for this year: Origami! Check out the photos of our work and the article from the Cartersville Daily Tribune News that mentions our window.  ---  Christmas Karaoke on tap at Friendship Plaza Dec. 17 Posted Saturday, December 10, 2016 “Christmas Karaoke is a new event, which came about after Moriah Medina from Merry Maids approached us with the idea of [...]

Cartersville Elementary Career Week

November 20th, 2016|

Cartersville Elementary School students learn about occupation options during Career Week Posted Sunday, November 20, 2016 The Daily Tribune News Elementary school students are learning more than reading, writing and arithmetic these days — they’re already thinking about careers. Cartersville Elementary School had its third annual Career Week last week, and the 955 students had the opportunity to go to work with their parents as well as hear from speakers in all [...]

Is it time for a new logo?

November 14th, 2016|

  Is your logo looking a little rough around the edges? Does it make you feel like you’ve fallen through some sort of 90's time warp? Bad logos may make your business look sketchy and unprofessional. Here are 6 signs it’s time for a change. Your logo is made from clip art. Your logo uses dated early computer effects to “make it pop”. (In a bad way) There is never [...]

Google changes rankings based on content, video, images

June 2nd, 2016|

What Does the Recent Core Algorithm Update Mean? First off, it’s important to remember that this update is not related to Penguin or Panda. The Panda system is in fact part of the core algorithm, but these changes don’t affect that. What has been changed, however, is how Google ranks the quality of content on websites. Specifically, Google is now even more focused on ranking sites better if their content [...]

Custom Collars and Copyright Law

April 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

- by guest blogger, Shannon Shaw, owner of SewCoolPets.com I am finally doing it! I am going to live out one of my dreams! After 15 years of working in the legal field, I created SewCoolPets.com and will finally spend my time doing something I am passionate about. I love my dogs dearly and love to spoil them. So here I am making gorgeous made-to-order dog collars and am open [...]

Website Design Process with Lara J Designs

March 20th, 2016|

Getting the design process started for your new website or redesign of your current website can seem crazy and overwhelming. At Lara J Designs we like to do everything in our power to make the process simple and smooth. Below is a break down on how the website design & development process will go and how we can help make it easy. Step 1: Initial Consultation This initial meeting is for [...]

Internet Explorer 8, 9 & 10 no longer supported

February 3rd, 2016|

After January 12th Microsoft officially does not support old versions of Internet Explorer. This means that no more bug fixes, updates or other patches will be released, leaving those editions vulnerable to malware and other security threats. This is also big news in the website development community (us!) because developers and designers can now be assured that everyone will be using the newest version of Internet Explorer. Old versions of [...]

Thoughts on the Art Nouveau

January 18th, 2016|Tags: , , |

The Art Nouveau is well known for its organic curves, intricate details, and stunning color palettes. The Art Nouveau style was applied to the fine art, architecture, furniture, graphic design, and product design of the time. An important aspect of the style was the beautification of practical objects and the blending of art into all aspects of life. Similarly, the Graphic Design profession utilizes art and science to create finished [...]

2015 Downtown Cartersville Window Contest

December 4th, 2015|

Lara J Designs won the Judges Choice Award for the 2015 Holiday window decorating contest and we are so proud of our team. We started in early November designing our Holiday cards and implementing the same theme on the window. We were so proud with the final product and wanted to share with our friends and clients! All 4 of us worked together to make Casi's design a reality on [...]

WPA National Park Posters

November 13th, 2015|

by Steven Cline, graphic designer & illustrator at Lara J Designs Between 1935 and 1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt started the new deal, and the Works Progress Administration was established with the goal of putting Americans back to work. Part of the WPA budget went to art projects, one area of which was poster design. More than two million posters were produced during this time. These posters had many subjects, [...]

Career Day At Cartersville Elementary

November 11th, 2015|

Lara was asked to speak with fourth grade students at Cartersville Elementary School on Career Day! She shared her story about entrepreneurship and owning her own business, Lara J Designs. The kids loved seeing her work and even shared interest in becoming a designer some day. They also shared with us some of their artistic ability with awesome thank you notes that we have displayed around the office. For more information [...]

Recent Website Design Trends

October 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Many new website design trends have emerged over the past few years. In this article I will briefly go over a few of the most important ones that have gotten our attention. Full Width Elements Now that responsive design is the norm, many websites have been moving towards incorporating full width elements. Large full width slideshows and color backgrounds  are a great way to add interest to elements on the [...]

Chamber unveils new logo

October 20th, 2015|

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Cartersville Daily Tribune News STAFF REPORT The Board of Directors of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce last week unveiled a new logo.The first charter for the Chamber of Commerce was issued by Bartow Superior Court on July 13, 1889. The new logo, which Lara J Designs assisted with, pays tribute to the more than 125 years of service in the community. The circle and seven stars [...]

Is your website mobile-friendly?

October 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Let's take a moment to talk about responsive website design. What does it mean to have a responsive website design? Why do you need it? Does it really matter? Wikipedia defines Responsive Website Design as an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop [...]

So… What’s with the Ampersand?

September 30th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Lara J is a little ampersand-obsessed. Ok, more than just a little. At any given moment you can walk into the Lara J Designs office and find at *least* 5 ampersands within just a few seconds. You can also find 40 of them on her business cards. There is even a rug and 3 pillows in the office with ampersands. You can also find a 2’ neon ampersand sign in [...]

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