Aesthetics, technical expertise all sprinkled with a little bit of fun.

I am multi-disciplinary professional and my world runs the full spectrum of human experience and the globe. Whether I'm in Africa immersed in a not-for-profit water project, designing a website for significant corporate clients , creating a video story in a subway in New York, or running a wordpress workshop for start-up entrepreneurs, I'm here to engage with my world and with life in a compelling, beautiful way.

My creative abilities converge in development, design, photography and video all tied together with technical expertise. I have and can manage a team and know in depth what it takes to complete a project and get hands on when needed. I've managed everything from local developers to remotely working with plug-in creators and wordpress theme developers.

I am well travelled and curious with a love for British Columbia. I am interested in culture & in finding contextual meaning that comes from sound research. I am currently working with Innovation Africa and enjoy working with NGOs or not-for-profits who are seeking visual stories for projects that benefit from increased visibility. I am a highly experienced and a one-person media team who travels light, packs light, and is easy on the budget when compared to a full media team. I thrive in emergent visual story-telling, where we figure out the narrative on-site, live, and work with “what is” in local communities. I know how to create engagement with a soft footprint, and to self-minimize so the stories of those around me are amplified.

I am a musician (visit website). I loop violin and vocals to build song structures and the results are sounds of lush orchestral madness. I have played and toured across Canada and The US with indie groups Attics and Cellars, Sparrow (North America 2007), The Beauticians (Folk Festivals), The Insomniacs, The Mudlarks. I played with K-OS backup on the George Strombolopolis show, played festival stages with the legendary Odetta, performed on Canada Live on CBC Radio 2 with Attics and Cellars and in the Vancouver Philharmonic. I’ll be touring in BC, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal in Spring and Summer 2017.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

An Emily Carr University of Art & Design graduate, Lara combines her talent for aesthetics with a deeply practical tech savvy-ness culminating in beautiful designs that last. A confident and engaging educator, Lara's workshops combine interpersonal warmth, play, and laughter in exploring the world of website design. A web strategist and developer for over 15 years, Lara's work has been recognized by Webbies for 5 consecutive years (Hit the Road).