Career Day At Cartersville Elementary
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
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 [...]
Recent Design Trends: Color
October 22, 2015 by Casi Cline, graphic designer & illustrator at Lara J Designs Color is one of the most important tools utilized by Graphic Designers to convey the client’s intended message. For the last few years, color trends in graphic design have been heavily inspired by simple but striking designs from the mid-20th century. This revival of simple, flat design is in part a reaction against the garish and [...]
Chamber unveils new logo
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?
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?
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 [...]
Graphic designer creates her dream job in Cartersville
The Daily Tribune News March 15, 2015 by Brandon Davis Lara Jeanneret is passionate about what she does. Based in a quaint but spacious office in downtown Cartersville, she works with a team of creative minds to bring new life to businesses through graphic design. Her firm, Lara J Designs, has helped many organizations and entrepreneurs bring their concepts to tangible, visual form. And, when you do a good job, [...]
Lara J Designs owner receives DDA Chairman’s award
Cartersville Downtown Development Authority & Main Street Program honor grant and award recipients Posted on March 14, 2015 by hometownheadlines Media release: Approximately 50 people gathered at Louie’s Café in historic downtown Cartersville on March 12, 2015, for the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority& Main Street Program Annual Banquet. DDA/Main Street Program Manager Tara Currier offered an overview of the various accomplishments from the previous year, before turning the program over [...]
It has been a real pleasure!
Dear Clients & Friends, As some of you may know, I am studying Finance and Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University. I have recently made the decision to take a position that will help further my career. This has been the best two years of my life! I have learned so much and met so many great people, but most importantly I have had so much fun doing it. Lara has [...]
Boxtera Packaging Design
We hope you are all having a great summer! Here at Lara J Designs, we have been very busy expanding our office space and working on many engaging projects. One of those projects was the Custom Product Packaging Design we did for Boxtera, a local Cartersville company offering a monthly natural snack membership. Their customers choose a monthly subscription of 5, 10 or 20 Boxtera snack pouches which are delivered [...]
Downtown Cartersville Prepares for Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Full day event of bluegrass and folk music, and a kids’ corner CARTERSVILLE, GA – Cartersville Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Program are finalizing plans for the first ever Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival, scheduled for Saturday, October 19, in downtown Cartersville. Presented by Cohutta Fishing Co., the all-day festival will feature two stages of entertainment including bluegrass and folk music, as well as a kids’ area, complete with [...]
Save the Date: Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Lara J Designs is excited about the upcoming Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival, for which we recently had the pleasure of designing a logo, a website, flyers, program guides, and more. The first Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, October 19, in downtown Cartersville. Centrally located among the many historic buildings and progressive charm of downtown, Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival will feature two stages of entertainment - each nestled [...]
May Community Spotlight
A lot of fun things are happening in historic downtown Cartersville over the next few months. The Cartersville Downtown Development Authority has put together an exciting free summer concert series featuring diverse bands from different musical genres with music everyone can enjoy. Eastern Seaboard will be playing June 1 and Babe's Bayou will be playing August 3. Cartersville has also started a special monthly event called First Friday Downtown. On the first Friday of [...]
Cartersville Downtown Development Authority Reveals New Logo, Welcomes New Board Members and Announces 2013 Work Plan
Board introductions and vision to be shared at upcoming Annual Meeting CARTERSVILLE, GA – Those familiar with Cartersville Downtown Development Authority no doubt have noticed new changes over the past several months. Reorganized last summer as a city department, the Authority named a new Manager in August and has welcomed four new board members over the past three months. In ringing in the New Year, the DDA unveiled a new [...]
Cartersville Downtown Development Authority Names Lara J Designs the September Merchant of the Month
CARTERSVILLE, GA – September 2012 – Located at South Erwin Street, Lara J Designs all began 5 years ago on the kitchen table in Lara Jeanneret’s home. The graphic and web design company, which specializes in logo, website and branding design, moved into their current downtown Cartersville office in March of this year, and has grown to include seven team members including designers, a project manager and social media specialists. [...]
Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce continues to help small businesses grow!
Appeared in Daily Tribune News, May 2012 - by Lara Jeanneret, owner Lara J Designs It all started with a laptop at my kitchen table while my then 6-month-old son, Evan, was taking a nap. I designed logos, business cards, websites, postcards, brochures, you name it, all while my little guy was busy counting sheep. Thankfully for my fledgling business he was a great sleeper. By the time he was [...]