Founder Lara Lightsey began Pastiche Design in 2006 while working full-time. A few years later, her business grew significantly; she needed to take the natural next step. In 2011, Lara left her 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 shows and branding the company worldwide. 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 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 stationery and greeting cards, and has since evolved into a unique style, combining an artistic flair with logical, poignant branding strategies.
When not helping clients with their brands, Lara enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick, and their sons, Luca (7), Liam (5) and adopted pup, Gibbs. You can pretty much bank on her researching anything and everything involving health and nutrition during her downtime. Her passion involves understanding how diet affects overall health so she can raise her children to be the healthiest versions of themselves. Lara loves to share the kitchen with her husband to create delicious fresh meals, showing their sons eating healthful doesn’t have to be boring. She is an avid swimmer and finds exercise as a way to unplug and reset. She also enjoys kayaking, yoga, HIIT and loves to be outdoors exploring nature with her two young boys.