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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 [...]

Graphic designer creates her dream job in Cartersville

March 15th, 2015|

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

March 12th, 2015|

  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!

October 31st, 2014|

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

August 11th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

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

October 16th, 2013|

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

July 1st, 2013|

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

May 1st, 2013|

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

February 1st, 2013|

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

September 1st, 2012|

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!

May 6th, 2012|

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 [...]

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