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Who's Behind Pastiche Design

Founder, Lara Lightsey Picou, began Pastiche Design in 2006 while working full time. A few years later, her business grew significantly and she needed to take the natural next step. In 2011, Lara left her full time position to focus her energy entirely on her clients and expanding the business.

For over a decade, she successfully served as in-house designer and marketing director for an internationally-recognized manufacturer. During this time, she was responsible for all aspects of corporate design, both print and web, facilitating appearances at numerous trade expos, and branding the company world-wide. Her expertise involves communication in any and all capacities.  "Whether I am branding a company’s image, conveying a message internally or to the public, or researching the audience in which I must communicate, it is my sole responsibility to speak on behalf of my clients". 

She earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts while studying Graphic Design at Louisiana State University. Lara's formal education extends much further than art; it involves the deeper means of exchanging a message, through design, written words, or even evoking an emotion through graphics.  Her passion for design stems from childhood creating signature stationary and greeting cards, and has since evolved into a unique style, combining an artistic flair with logical, poignant branding strategies.

Please take a moment to browse our site and view a selection of what we can offer to help your business gain recognition.

We are located in Madisonville, LA on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. With our central location, we can easily service the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas, scheduing face-to-face meetings with those that are interested. In addition, because of the nature of our business, we can extend our services virtually anywhere. We look forward to the chance to create a lasting relationship with you and your company!