Awards, News & Blogging Fun

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Lara J Designs Holiday Cookie Recipe

December 24th, 2022|

This holiday season the Lara J Designs team decided to share one of their favorite holiday cookie recipes with you! We hope that you enjoy making them as much as we did.      Holiday Cookies makes 24 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon  baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons [...]

Graphic Designer & Entrepreneur Career Day video

September 15th, 2021|

Hi there! Our owner, Lara Jeanneret, was asked to create a Career Day video for the Cartersville Elementary School 4th graders during the Covid-19 pandemic (as visitors were not allowed in the school at the time) and we thought you would enjoy watching this video, as well. In the video below Lara will discuss what it's like to be an entrepreneur, business woman, mom and graphic designer. She also gives [...]

IMPACT Awards in Daily Tribune News

January 9th, 2021|

IMPACT Awards: Chamber of Commerce’s accolades showcase five extraordinary young professionals Posted Saturday, January 9, 2021 BY MARIE NESMITH View original article on Daily Tribune News here.  To showcase “outstanding leadership,” the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce presented its second annual IMPACT Awards to five accomplished young professionals. Noble & Main Coffee Co. owner Madi Davis, State Rep. Matthew Gambill, Lara J Designs owner Lara Jeanneret, Georgia Highlands College Bachelor [...]

Lara Jeanneret honored as notable woman of Bartow County

January 7th, 2021|

Bartow History Museum's Women of Bartow Temporary Exhibit (through January 30, 2021) features the stories of over 25 women who have made an impact on Bartow County and beyond dating back to the early 1800s through the present. The exhibit highlights their contributions to a variety of fields including business, education, art, writing, social movements, & more. Due to safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the museum was unable to [...]

Lara J winner of the 2020 IMPACT Award

December 11th, 2020|

We are so excited to announce that our owner, Lara Jeanneret, is one of the winners of the 2020 IMPACT Award given by the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce!  The IMPACT Awards are designed to recognize emerging leaders within the Chamber community. These individuals are leading the field in their line of work and are making a significant difference in their community through their service to others. Visit the link below to [...]

Nominated for IMPACT Award

September 2nd, 2020|

Congratulations are in order for our amazing founder and creative director, Lara! Lara was nominated for the The Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber Of Commerce’s IMPACT Awards, and we can’t think of anyone else more deserving of this recognition. This award is meant to showcase emerging leaders within the Bartow County community. The nominees are leaders who make a significant difference in their community through their service to others. Lara is heavily [...]

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 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 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, [...]

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